Will Teaching Become The New “Plan A” In A Post-COVID Economy?

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TO BE…OR NOT TO BE…A TEACHER? As recently as March 2019, the not-for-profit, Washington-based Economic Policy Institute (EPI) published a six-part series aimed at examining the causes of — and solutions for — the national teacher shortage in U.S. public schools. It was not all that long ago that teaching was considered a noble and highly competitive job within the United States … 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

How to Start Teaching Online and Continue Building Your Teaching Career

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The demand for remote education is increasing, and Swing Education has moved quickly to forge partnerships with other online education companies to bring new teaching opportunities to substitute teachers.  These partnerships will give you the opportunity to start teaching online, bring in income and ensure students continue working toward their academic goals. Even if you’ve never taught online before, you … 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

How Teachers and Students Remain Positive in Midst of School Closures

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Teachers and students across the U.S. are showing what it means to be resilient during this difficult time of COVID-19 related school closures. While the immediate reaction during such abrupt transitions is often fear and confusion, schools all across the country rose above it all to find creative ways to cope with the circumstances. Here are some of our favorite … Read More

How to Continue Building Your Substitute Teaching Career during School Closures

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With school closures related to COVID-19, many substitute teachers are wondering if there is anything they can do to advance their careers while navigating these unprecedented times.  Despite the temporary school closures, the answer is an astounding YES! Here are a few things you can do now to get ahead: Make sure all of your requirements are up to date. … Read More

Companies Offering Free Subscriptions and Content for Teachers & Parents Impacted by COVID-19

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In light of recent school closures due to the spread of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, a number of companies are doing their part to support teachers, districts, and others who may be impacted by this health crisis. Here is a list of companies that offer free subscriptions or now provide special discounts for parents, districts and teachers:  Curriculum Resources For … Read More

20 Online Learning Resources to Get You through Coronavirus School Closures

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The current wave of school closures across the United States are leading parents and teachers to search for quality educational activities and online resources for children and students of all ages to continue learning at home. Whether you’re a parent, a teacher or a school district leader, the recent spike in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases in the US, along with the … Read More