In addition to the technical and pedagogical challenges of teaching online, we teachers MUST be VERY sensitive to the impact of financial stress on our students’ lives https://t.co/7laopkVa4D
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 2, 2020
Our economy is in “free fall,” and we teachers have to bear this in mind when we’re leading distance learning over the next few months – as well as remembering it when we (with luck) are back in school in the fall.
If you want to learn details, and the research, behind why it’s so important to keep this in mind, check out:
In addition, I have a lot of specific research hear about what researchers call our finite “cognitive bandwidth” and how financial stress can limit the amount of it we devote to intellectual tasks: The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough.
God, this chart. Never seen anything like it. pic.twitter.com/TJ1yDA0GS2
— Mary Louise Kelly (@NPRKelly) April 2, 2020
The mammoth US unemployment claims in their historical context. pic.twitter.com/UNDwhBMpZt
— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) April 2, 2020