Ideas for Responding to Student Trauma Compounded by COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis is compounding traumatic experiences for many students, say researchers with the Appalachia Regional Educational Laboratory (REL AP), part of the Institute for Educational Sciences. To help schools address a likely rise in cases of complex trauma in students, REL AP worked with health and education leaders to develop a free detailed handout of common trauma symptoms and best practices for supporting students, with adaptations for virtual learning settings. The handout and other REL AP resources on addressing student trauma are available for free on the REL AP website.
With all of the changes happening to the way students learn, now is an important time for educators to consider how they’re fostering creativity. Check out the infographic below on creativity from Canva.
On the laundry list of skills and content areas teachers have to cover, creativity doesn’t traditionally get top billing. It’s usually lumped together with other soft skills like communication and collaboration: Great to have, though not as important as reading or long division.
But research is showing that creativity isn’t just great to have. It’s an essential human skill — perhaps even an evolutionary imperative in our technology-driven world.