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Addressing Everyone’s Social and Emotional Well-Being

posted May 9, 2020, 1:34 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated May 9, 2020, 1:34 PM ]
Please view the information below that discusses the popularity of social emotional learning activities, including fun and easy ways to properly incorporate SEL in the classroom. The AFT is offering a new, free benefit—trauma counseling—to provide help and healing for our members, whenever needed, wherever a member may be.








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AFT’s Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities
In the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, the AFT charts a path to safely and responsibly reopen school buildings and other institutions crucial to the well-being and economic vitality of our communities.


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On-Demand Webinars:

  • Reducing the Adverse Impact of the Coronavirus on Students and Families
    Co-sponsored by Healthy Schools Campaign and Institute for Educational Leadership, this webinar shows how outreach that seeks to ensure students are supported and engaged requires leadership and action from schools, districts and community partners.
  • Navigating Content Challenges in the Age of Remote Learning
    The effects COVID-19 has had on schools nationwide. This disruption may be a catalyst of permanent change, and strengthening teachers' abilities to educate their classroom despite these new circumstances is critical. In this on-demand webinar hosted by Education Dive's Brand Studio, discover how this unexpected shift is opening doors to the “new normal” for K-12 education.

Voices from Your AFT Community


SEL in a Squiggle
President of Frontier Central Teachers' Association Amber Chandler Amber Chandler discusses the popularity of social emotional learning activities including fun and easy ways to properly incorporate SEL in the classroom.

Heroes on the frontlines of COVID-19
With each day of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have grown increasingly grateful for things we used to take for granted. This blog honors our healthcare heroes — the nurses, EMTs, doctors, orderlies, respiratory techs and other workers who put their health and lives at risk every time they report to the frontlines of this pandemic.

Meeting Student’s Social and Emotional Needs Through Remote Learning
With the primary responsibility of supporting the social and emotional well-being of their students, James M. Arey, Vice President of the District 214 Education Association, explains how the team at Elk Grove High School is using a multi-tiered approach to adapt to this ever-changing landscape, in the midst of a pandemic.


Professional Tools & Resources

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus: Week 3
Supporting students’ well-being is especially challenging during the current global pandemic. In this blog post, UFT teacher Sari Beth Rosenberg details how the coronavirus pandemic has affected her students' AP Exam prep.

Coronavirus Lesson Plans and Resources
Almost daily, Share My Lesson is adding resources to the coronavirus collection. Check it out for new content on self-care and distance learning tips.


Featured AFT Member Benefit

Trauma Counseling Programs and Services
The AFT is offering a new, free benefit—trauma counseling—to provide help and healing for our members, whenever needed, wherever a member may be.


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