I love my school. It is out of love that I criticize it now. It is abundantly clear that racism exists in Boston Latin. Ask any student of color - we’ve all felt it, especially Black and Latinx people. The BLS community should not accept this. The majority of my classmates, teachers, and administrators, all of them passionate about justice, inclusion, and good education for all, acknowledge the inequities in our system and would love to see them change.
COVID-19 has made the inequities in our schools stand out starker than ever. How do we make sure that we don't go back to business-as-usual after the pandemic is over?
What do you do when your world turns topsy turvy? Here are a few SEL strategies to help students regulate their emotions during trying times.
Learning under exceptional circumstances shouldn't be about seat-time and maintaining the status quo. Here are ways we can help students learn at home without overburdening parents.
Expectations for students during this new remote learning era must be set with kids' needs in mind. Sometimes that means changing what we think "school" should be.
Parents have been inundated with remote learning resources, but what they really need is guidance and reassurance.
Text-based seminars in an in-person session can be powerful. Insights are shared from different perspectives and reflection allows for personal and group growth. Moving the venue to a virtual environment can be just as powerful, especially with embedded strategies for online facilitation which include careful pre-planning. We have a tool and some helpful tips to help you do just that.