Tag: COVID-19

Taking it Old School: A Screen Time Interruption

For at least a half dozen years I have proudly proclaimed on my website and in webinars that I have a 99% paperless classroom, so you might be surprised to learn that I spent my lunchtime on Friday photocopying packets. My students are fatigued by the thing that used to make my classroom “cool” and

Finding Calm in the Classroom in the Midst of Chaos

The difficult news stories of last week left students with added stress and anxiety, and while we tried to help them process questions and emotions, we found our own stress and concerns needing attention, as demonstrated in this word cloud from a recent AMLE Roundtable. AMLE is offering a variety of virtual events to help

Four Ways Educators Can Meet Middle Schoolers’ Social Needs During the Pandemic

This article supports the following characteristics from The Successful Middle School: This We Believe: Educators respect and value young adolescents. The school environment is welcoming, inclusive, and affirming to all. Comprehensive counseling and support services meet the needs of young adolescents. A sixth grader felt excluded. His best friend was hanging out with students in the