A SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY: PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

By Becki Cohn-Vargas and Debbie Zacarian Strengthening The of Community Partnership As educators, we should celebrate the Herculean shift that we and our students have made from in-person to distance engagement. We know that this transition and our future success are dependent on parents and guardians. Whether our students are being reared by two parents, a single parent, foster parents, grandparents, a blended family, unrelated people who live cooperatively, or with extrafamilial support, the glue ...Read More

Teaching to Empower During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Debbie Zacarian and Michael Silverstone In March of this year, as it became clear that the nation’s school buildings would close for the foreseeable future in light of a global pandemic crisis and that distance learning was the only way for education to continue, student and teacher roles were upended overnight. Amidst these radical changes, face-to-face social interactions (which for many are the most meaningful element of school and the glue that binds us ...Read More