Del Campo School

Del Campo School, Honduras

 Learning With and Without Walls

4 Steps of making Blended Learning manageable. We will look at preparing for next school year with good teaching strategies at the forefront.

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Deepfakes: When you can’t believe your own eyes

Remember when you could watch a video and feel fairly confident that the people in it were actually saying and doing what you were hearing and seeing? And if someone had manipulated the video to alter its meaning or context, the fingerprints of fabrication were probably pretty easy to spot.

Those days are long gone.

  • 21st century teaching and learning
Responsive Return Strategies: Crafting Fresh Approaches to Schedules, Grouping of Students and Teachers and Shaping Both Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces

The summer of 2020 is not a vacation for many educators who continue to work tirelessly to engage with their community on how to open school for the upcoming year. Each school and district continues to receive guidance from state, ministry, and national governments which may change suddenly given the unpredictability of the pandemic. In addition, the reality of implementing governmental guidelines may conflict with staff who may have their own children and live in neighboring districts where policies could conflict.

Because of the complexity and uncertainty of how to approach the upcoming school year, agility is becoming the mantra in school response plans as decisions are being considered for a range of return scenarios:

  • post-pandemic
Helping Students Process Their Feelings During Remote Learning

When classes resume, elementary students will benefit from intentional routines designed to maintain emotional well-being.

  • Help them identify the feeling and what it feels like in their body
  • Validate their feelings
  • Provide accurate information in a way they can understand
  • Offer reassurance by highlighting the good
  • Maintain your regular routines as closely as possible
  • Encourage positive media habits
  • Be a role model for healthy habits
  • post-pandemic
  • social-emotional learning
Building the Future Now: Deciding What to Cut, What to Keep and What to Create

By Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Allison Zmuda
Part Two in a Four-Part Series 

As the school year is winding to a close and everyone is desperate for a break, looking toward the opening of school next year is already causing unease. Throughout the world, educators face a critical challenge: how to design aspirational and future forward (post-pandemic) learning experiences rather than a temporary fix (triage). In our first blogpost in this four part series, we proposed the importance of beginning with input from students, parents, and teachers about what they are experiencing, what lessons they are learning, and what they will need moving into the next school year. We also looked at factors to mull over what will matter most in the planning for the year rather than jumping onto the “let’s pick up where we left off” bandwagon.

How can we shape curriculum right now that will best serve our learners for the future?

  • post-pandemic

I’ve been told that one can’t prepare for the unknown, as none of us imagined preparing for a lockdown or for returning to school with masks and partial student attendance.

I’ve been told that since the unknown includes possibilities ranging from no distance learning at all to long periods of it, or some combination of partial F-2-F learning in small groups, it is futile to try to plan ahead.

In short, nobody knows what kind of wave will hit the school system in the future, when it will hit and how big its impact will be.

  • post-pandemic
The “Numb” Feeling of Emergency Remote Teaching

When we talk about social-emotional learning, we too often are focused on the students, but do we ensure that we are taking care of the needs of the adults in a profession that is so emotionally taxing?

  • remote learning
  • remote teaching
Reopening Schools: What it Might Look Like

The first part will be practical. I’ll very quickly run through seven different ideas people are considering for reopening schools. I was kind of excited about one idea in particular, because it’s something a little different and it might actually work. 

The second part will also be practical, but more random. In this section I’ll share other thoughts and ideas I’ve seen floating around that connect to school reopenings but aren’t necessarily tied to specific plans.

The third part will be more of a pep talk. I’m not sure how much good it will do, but I want to talk a little bit about what I would be doing right now if I were a classroom teacher bracing myself for the upcoming school year. My hope is to offer something that will help you get through this.

  • post-pandemic
The Complete Guide To Student Digital Portfolios

Digital portfolios can revolutionize the teaching and learning process.

This complete guide to student ePortfolios answers many questions you may have, from the academic benefits of portfolios, the platform to use, to ongoing management, and how to get started.

  • 21st century teaching and learning
Silver Lining for Learning Conversations

Silver Lining for Learning is broadcast live on YouTube Live from 5:30 to 6:30pm US EDT on Saturdays and archived at The live conversations are carried out via Zoom. Summaries of SLL discussions also are published in ECNU Review of Education, an open-access peer reviewed education journal. Articles, guest posts, and additional resources are available on the blog!

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