Building a Culturally Sensitive Remote Classroom

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Teachers and students were thrust into remote learning situations with little to no preparation at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Many instructional programs were able to carry over the  relationships and routines established in the physical classroom to the online environment. Teachers worldwide worked to keep the connections established in face-to-face experiences in … read more »


The Magnitude of Gratitude

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As the coronavirus continues to rattle our world, the current climate is challenging for both students and teachers. Teachers are working tirelessly to create a supportive and encouraging classroom culture – the bedrock for instilling confidence in our students to take risks in the classroom, share ideas, and experience more in-depth learning. Focusing on seeing … read more »


National Family Literacy Day and Remote Learning

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Our current situation has magnified the importance of connecting with our students’ families and the community, but it’s a crucial time to help families connect with their children. Caregivers and parents play a critical role in a child’s literacy development. Much has fallen in our students’ families’ laps as they navigate the challenges of remote … read more »


Accessibility for Remote Learning

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In the Middle Atlantic States, the month of September ushers in cooler weather, sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes, apple picking, and other fall entities, but this month is significant for another important reason.  September is National Deaf Awareness Month, an observance founded to increase awareness of deaf issues, people, and culture. Both deaf and hearing allies … read more »


Back-to-School: Building a Community

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Teachers, parents, and students begin are focusing on back-to-school preparations as summer draws to a close. The feverish attempt to prepare for the school year is challenging, even without a pandemic. As we focus on what we’re teaching and how we’re going to teach it, it can be easy to forget how important it is … read more »