This article gives several examples of how school districts are continuing to support social-emotional skills and making connections even while schools are closed and learning has moved online. These social-emotional skills are there to help both students and their teachers deal with the stress and anxiety of moving to a new teaching paradigm.Source:
Shawna De La Rosa, Education DIVE, March 30, 2020Excerpt:
"Now that students are spending more time online, educators can guide them in understanding that human connections can be lost or amplified. One person’s opinion voiced online can feel like they have the weight of the entire world behind them. Maurice Elias, a professor of psychology at Rutgers University, refers to this phenomena as the “myth of the imagined audience.” But by developing SEL skills, students can learn to restrain from sending potentially harmful messages online, and message receivers can learn to take the message for what it really is: one person’s thought."Read the full article here!