From desks surrounded by plexiglass and required mask use, to students split between remote and classroom settings, educators say instructional audio systems are more important than ever to overcoming barriers to learning presented by COVID-19 measures.
2020 was a unique year as the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic placed a new set of challenges in the learning environment. Prior to the pandemic, school districts were faced with helping students overcome barriers to hearing, now those barriers have been exacerbated with physical distancing, facial masks, and remote learning.
By Shaun Fagan
Virtual instructional coaching encompasses the same elements as face-to-face coaching, with the added benefit that it can happen anywhere, at any time. During these professional development (PD) sessions, teachers and coaches can discuss a variety of topics, such as student work, behavior management, or student engagement.
By David Solomon
Think back to a time when you were given homework as a young student. The teacher would play a video or share a lesson, hand out an assignment due the next day, and you would grudgingly place it in your backpack to bring home.
By Shaun Fagan
Did you know that two-thirds of teachers believe that students would perform better in school if their parents were more involved with their child’s education? Social media is a great tool to keep parents involved by sharing videos of students engaging with others during the school day. Imagine the dinner conversations if you saw a picture of your child planting flowers on school grounds on Earth Day.
While every school has its own unique way of promoting parent and community involvement, here are a few questions to get educators thinking about how they can bridge the gap between home and school: