"Little touches have made all the difference." These were the words of an elementary principal yesterday.
A vice president for development said, "Teachers have always been the heroes, but it is more evident than ever. How are we supporting teachers?"
On the same Zoom meeting, a teacher shared, "We are getting to model not having all of the answers and telling students, 'We are going to see how this works.'"
Over the last two weeks, I have seen an explosion of creativity in schools - the way we teach, learn, and lead. Yesterday, I was on Zoom for our monthly checkin with three of the best Christian schools in Texas and was inspired by the work they are doing. Many of these ideas apply to any school in any context, and I want to spread good ideas as quickly as we can. I added some information to my resources page before the check in, but I also wanted to capture some of the personal touches that these schools are using to serve their students, families, and faculty well. Given how little time we all have, I am going to list what they are doing in bulleted fashion. Feel free to add comments about good resources and practices you are using. This is an unprecedented time for us to get better together!
This is a tremendous opportunity to let students and families know how much we care about them! Let us know how you are doing this in the comments below.