Here are a few education stories we’ve bookmarked recently.
Scholastic Professional author Don Vu writes a piece on the importance of Asian American representation—especially within a school’s teaching curriculum. Within this piece, Vu provides four different ways educators can implement Asian American perspectives into their own curriculums.
The pandemic has been an unpredictable, mentally disruptive time for many students, who have lost their sense of being present within the classroom. Within this piece, District Administration explores a how mindfulness training can help students, especially those who are grappling ongoing anxieties as a result of the pandemic, become better focused and better equipped to deal with pent up frustrations and emotions.
The month of October marks National Principals Month, which recognizes one of the most important and demanding jobs in K-12 education. In light of this month celebrating school principals, Education Week has created a collection of 15 stories that celebrate and show the immense impact principals not only have on their students and stuff, but also their communities.
For the longest time social-emotional learning in K-12 schools has been mainly geared towards students, and, to a lesser extent, teachers. Principals and school leaders on the other hand, have often been overlooked. In this piece, Education Week explores how one social-emotional learning program for principals and school leaders has been helping them slow down, draw clearer lines between their work and personal lives, and become more efficient at their jobs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and its impact will definitely be felt long after it’s over. In this Education Week Classroom Q&A round-up, various education experts, including Dr. Linda C. Mayes of the Yale Child Study Center, provide their thoughts on how they think the pandemic will affect students in the future.