Our final episode of the season will focus on how educators can best support students returning to the classroom. Many students have experienced some significant losses over the past year and will be returning to school different and in need of additional resources. Perhaps they had COVID, or had a family member who had it. Perhaps they had a significant death loss, either from the virus or from another illness, suicide or accident. Perhaps they have been affected by violence, or the images of violence, against Black or Asian Americans which has made leaving their home scarier for them. How can teachers support these students? In this episode, we discuss several strategies including acknowledgment, preparedness, structure and flexibility.
If you have a strategy that has worked for you, please reach out and let me know. Mzucker@inner-harbor.org.