We do our students a disservice when we don’t teach them about their government. Though many consider civics a higher-level subject, it can easily be adapted for younger grade levels to help them begin understanding and engaging with key concepts.
From letter sounds in kindergarten to AP test scores in high school, it’s important for everyone to be informed when it comes to academic success. When parents don’t know what their student is struggling with, they may be unable to help until it’s too late.
Teacher professional development trainings should be a time to share ways to help kids succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. But are they?
Inclusion classrooms are centered around making sure all students are given the richest educational experience possible, but teachers must be mindful to overcome the unique challenges they can present.
Our education system—and our children—are not exempt from that crushing weight. Many school districts have returned to in-person learning, extra-curricular activities and athletics, and mask mandates are being lifted. There is still one haunting repercussion of the pandemic that our schools and our children are facing on a daily basis; but before we dive head first into that, let’s go back to the beginning.