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Your Day as a Distance Learning Educator
posted by: Melissa | March 26, 2020, 04:18 pm   

For most people in the United States and across the world, our day suddenly looks different. Restaurants are closed, and office workers have set up laptops on their kitchen tables. Educators may be used to waking up at the crack of dawn so that they’re in their classroom by 7:00 am, but in this new reality, they’re being asked to log in to a computer instead. A day of a classroom teacher is highly structured with every minute planned for. Now at home, teachers are having to plan their own day and figure out how to spend their time. So what should that look like? 

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Teaching students to understand their feelings
posted by: Tamia | March 27, 2020, 10:03 am   

By Lauren Golubski

 

Suddenly school is not a physical space for many students, teachers, administrators, and staff. Daily routines of seeing many of these familiar faces in the morning, the ability to hug a friend, or receive a high-five, or fist bump from a teacher are on pause for the foreseeable future. However, social distancing does not mean communication should stop, and if anything, it should continue as consistently as possible, as your students need you even more. As adults, we struggle to make sense of this pandemic, including how we may feel, what challenges are affecting us, and how to navigate the world we currently live in. However, our students are still growing, developing, and understanding these abstract emotions called feelings and need support and guidance to understand their feelings a little more each day. 

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Online Education for Students with Disabilities
posted by: Tamia | March 18, 2020, 01:59 pm   

By Lauren Golubski


The Coronavirus has led to many unprecedented measures this school year, which can lead to anxiety, fear, and confusion as an educator. Specifically, making sure that we are serving our students with disabilities with the correct accommodations and modifications can be challenging with virtual learning. In response, some school districts are remaining closed because they do not feel they best can support students with disabilities. Serving students with disabilities goes beyond the classroom setting as there are laws set in place, such as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA).

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Weekly News Round-Up for March 20th
posted by: Tamia | March 20, 2020, 12:00 am   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week: Coronavirus closes schools across the globe.

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Coronavirus Response and Resources
posted by: Colin | March 17, 2020, 03:38 pm   

The nation is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic and this includes school closures in most states. We understand that what you and your students are experiencing is disruptive, frustrating, confusing, and frightening. Thank you for the patience and professionalism I know you are demonstrating for your colleagues and for your students. 

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