Connect and Reflect Corner

5 Easy Steps to Having a Difficult Conversation


Executive and life coach Barbara Waxman, founder of Odyssey Group Coaching, shares how to successfully have a crucial conversation.


Teaching Hard History Podcast by Learning for Justice


 From Teaching Tolerance and host Dr. Hasan Kwame JeffriesTeaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of leading scholars and educators. It’s good advice for teachers and good information for everybody.

5 Strategies for remote SEL and preparing for a return to school

By Cara Nissman, 

Don't lose sight of social-emotional learning as the pandemic continues. Many students are in need of social-emotional support, even if they haven't needed it in the past.


21 Quick Questions to Check-In on your Students' Well-Being in 2021

By Jenna Buckle, Panorama Education

Bi-weekly or monthly "check-in" surveys are a great way to gather quick feedback and find the students who need extra help right now—academically, socially, and emotionally. They can also be an effective relationship-building tool between educators and students, especially in a virtual environment.


Considerations for Teachers Providing Distance Learning to Students with Disabilities 

By Debra Herburger,

This brief provides guidance and resources to help educators support students with disabilities—ranging from mild to low-incidence1—through distance learning prompted by the coronavirus crisis. Many of the structures and supports for students with disabilities that were in place in the classroom will likely look different in the distance learning environment

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