Schools in Alabama are closed until further notice as the state struggles with a growing number of cases of COVID-19, with a confirmed number of 50 points. This comes after President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package to help businesses and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the school year winds down, the reality of the summer is sinking in. Will the district reopen? Will there be another school year? These questions are not just for educators; they are for all students and parents.
For educators, summer means time off from school and a chance to reflect on the past year and prepare for the next. For students, summer means catching up on schoolwork and enjoying extra time with friends.
School closures due to COVID-19 have been an unprecedented event in many countries, and it’s still uncertain when and how students will be able to return to school. This article will offer teachers guidelines about what to do when schools close due to the coronavirus, including how to prepare students for such circumstances.
When will the school be closed in your area?
For most people, summer means relaxing at home and spending time with family. But for teachers, it is time for them to plan for the upcoming school year.
Unfortunately, many districts are closing their doors earlier than usual. That means teachers must scramble to find work before the summer ends.
For some, this is a dream come true. But for others, it’s a nightmare.
How will the school closure impact your students?
While many schools are closed, some will remain open in the fall. Even if your district keeps the school year, many teachers and administrators may choose to go on a sabbatical.
There are several potential problems that you should consider before the start of the summer. Here are just a few:
– How will students access their learning if the school district decides to keep the school year open?
– If your district is still closed, can you continue working with your students?
– If your district is still closed, can you meet with your students?
– What if you teach in a rural or suburban district?
As you can see, there are many factors to consider when you plan for the summer months.
What if your school is closed?
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, school districts are closing for the summer, and many educators are left wondering what to do next.
Many of the nation’s largest school systems have already decided to close schools for the summer. The following districts are all closed for the summer:
– Atlanta Public Schools
– Broward County Public Schools
– Columbus City Schools
– Cincinnati Public Schools
– Dallas ISD
– Detroit Public Schools
– Fort Worth ISD
– Houston Independent School District
– Los Angeles Unified School District
– Miami-Dade County Public Schools
– Milwaukee Public Schools
– New York City Board of Education
– Orange County Public Schools
– Palm Beach County Public Schools
– Philadelphia School District
– Portland Public Schools
– St. Petersburg City School District
– San Diego Unified School District
– St. Louis Public Schools
– St. Paul Public Schools
– Seattle Public Schools
– South Lake County Schools
– Springfield Public Schools
– Tampa Bay Area School District
– Texas Education Agency
– Washington State Department of Education
– West Virginia Board of Education
How can you keep your students safe?
While the summer is the perfect time to have a “play” period, it’s also the ideal time for students to start getting into trouble.
The average American child will be exposed to more violence than the average American adult during childhood.
Schools, parents, and students should all have a plan for how to keep kids safe.
In some cases, this is as simple as “lock your doors,” but in others, it involves technology.
I’ve always recommended that parents and educators install a home monitoring system that can provide a 24/7 presence for kids. But in some cases, a simple text or email can prevent a crime from occurring.
Fequently asked questions about Education News for Teachers
What can I do about a student who keeps talking during class?
A: Tell him to be quiet or ask him to stop. If he doesn’t listen, you can request his removal from class. If you have a special ed student, contact the teacher and tell them what you are doing.
Q: What can I do when my students have problems with their homework?
A: When a student has trouble with their homework, remind them that they must show it to you before leaving the class. You may also suggest that they make copies for all their classmates.
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Q: Is this a government website?
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- All teachers must be trained, and all students must learn.
- If a student is learning something, they will also learn other things.
When I started teaching in public schools, I was shocked by the news that many of my colleagues were being laid off.
I learned to keep my head down and do my job. It was a tough time, but it taught me a valuable lesson that I carry with me today.
So what’s next?
I’m working on a new book project that will guide me to starting a charter school. In addition, I’m working on a couple of e other projects and writing for various publications.
I’d love to hear from you and tell you how you’re doing.