Women Rock Stars in Substitute Teaching: Catching Up with Hall of Famer Valerie Aduba

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In recognition of Women’s History month, we caught up with a phenomenal educator to share her impact story with the world.  Did you know more than 70 percent of the substitute workforce is made up of women? This equates to more than 900,000 women substitute teachers who day-in and day-out are making a difference in their school communities and with the … Read More

Black History – Free Educator Resources, Lesson Plans, and Stories

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February is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate and acknowledge the contributions made by African-Americans to American history.  Whether you are helping to execute lesson plans, or seeking ways to increase your own knowledge, below, we share ways to explore Black History Month, and highlight the contributions of African American educators. Educator Highlight: MARVA COLLLINS   Educator Marva … Read More

[Now Live] Distance Learning Request Improvements

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As schools transitioned to distance learning in Fall 2020, we have modified the way prepare our substitute teachers to handle this new method of teaching. Now we have added even more support for distance learning requests to make each day go more smoothly for your teachers and students.  Distance Learning Ready Educators Our in-house distance learning professional development prepares subs … Read More

Infographic: Substitute Teachers on Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  Swing Education has been helping over 8,000 substitute teachers nationwide navigate the impact that COVID-19 has made on how sub teach and interact with students.  Teachers around the world have transitioned to distance teaching, or adapted their classrooms to perform hybrid or on-site teaching safely and effectively. The demands on teachers and the need to support all our educators … Read More

The American Way: The Return from COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented response that has impacted nearly every aspect of society from healthcare, commerce, education, and beyond. While each state has some degree of autonomy when it comes to issuing shelter in place/social distancing orders, most state governments have taken steps that have resulted in the full or partial closure, or a pivot to … Read More

School Closure Tips from a Charter School Operations Expert

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As COVID-19 creates a new reality for schools across this nation, operational challenges consistently threaten millions of students and their families.  As we adjust to school closures, teachers and schools are getting creative to make sure no student is left behind. Over the next few months, we will be highlighting best practices from schools across the country, and interviewing educational … Read More

Road to Stanford University: a Student’s Journey through the SARS Epidemic

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Social distancing from friends, classmates, and teachers is a major adjustment for students as they shelter inside from the dangers of COVID-19. Despite the benefits of social distancing, many educators worry that without equity across resources, family support, and home conditions, some students may fall behind academically as they suffer from emotional loss, trauma, and anxiety.  As we searched for … Read More

Talking to Students about Diversity and Inclusion during COVID-19

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COVID-19 has prompted many conversations around topics such as school closures, social distancing, and mental health. However, one important topic that may be getting less attention is the subject of diversity and inclusion. Historically viruses have been named or associated with a specific country, for example the Spanish Flu and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which can lead to … Read More

4 Best Ideas for Enjoying Spring Break at Home

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Sure, COVID-19 has interrupted our plans for a refreshing spring break, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to enjoy spring break at home.  Teachers, parents, and students all deserve some time to relax.  Despite the challenges to figure out distance learning, homework assignments, and childcare schedules during school closures, we all deserve a little fun this weekend. Here … Read More