With Innovation and Empathy, Remote Learning Becomes Accessible for All Students

This article originally appeared in Edsurge by Christina Cipriano and Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann on June 12, 2020.

This is the second of a three-part series looking at how social-emotional learning strategies can support teachers of students with learning differences during the pandemic. You can read part one here.

The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted daily life for virtually every educator, parent, and student in the U.S. It has disabled our education system, creating challenges to educational access, barriers to student academic progress and strains on teachers’ and students’ physical and emotional well-being.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) can support us in reframing how we think about the challenges created by the pandemic and provide us with the tools we need to navigate those challenges effectively.