The handbook has various SEL-focused openers and closers (Slides 13-15) that teachers can use in remote or hybrid instruction. It also includes templates and strategies for planning for asynchronous and synchronous instruction.
School Partner Agreement
A sample agreement that includes a “Virtual Programming Protocol” under Partner Responsibilities.
Dear Families and Educators: Why Parent-Teacher Communication Is More Important Than Ever
An article with concrete tips on effective communications between families and teachers.
Remote Unity: Building a Sense of Community During School Closures
An article on why building a sense of community for your school is important during a school closure and 4 tips on how to do it.
Building Community in the Blended and Learning Environments
A source for online routines, structures, activities and protocols that build community.
A Community of Educators Sharing Resources and Support
Resources that help foster school community (many are free). Educators can filter and search based on grade level, topic, etc.