One minute you’re on the beach watching the waves crash into the sand, and the next minute you’re receiving your student roster for the upcoming school year. With a few simple planning steps, you can switch gears and start to prep your return back to school. Read on for 8 tips to help you (and your students!) ease back into the classroom seamlessly.
The topic of social skills is complex. Social interaction requires more than just applying basic skills or general social norms. It requires applying one’s knowledge about the situation in which the interaction occurs. People change their behavior to align with social situations. Making jokes when working with a classmate is okay but is not okay during a formal assessment. Even a basic skill such as greeting is not as simple as it appears. What a student does to greet their teacher in the classroom is different from what they do to greet their teacher in a grocery store.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools and administrators to navigate the best ways to support our complex student population to guarantee continuity of instruction, whether that is via in-person, hybrid or remote/distance learning. This is especially true because districts must continue to meet federal mandates to provide FAPE for all students regardless of unprecedented events.