Learning in a Pandemic

Learning in a Pandemic

Lunch time! How Bryn Mawr Elementary Creates Community in the Lunchroom

We all have distant memories of a loud, chaotic lunchroom, where students often had their heads down for being too loud and left lunch a bit dysregulated and less ready to learn. At Bryn Mawr Elementary, the staff has creatively addressed one of the key sources of stress for all schools this year – how to manage the lunchroom in the wake of a pandemic. Lunch time at Bryn Mawr Elementary   Hopes for the lunchroom They wanted to create opportunities for students to learn and be part of community throughout the day, and that included lunch time. [...]

2021-10-12T13:42:05+00:00October 12, 2021|

The COVID One-Year Mark: Let’s not go back

  We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate, and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature. -- Sonya Renee Taylor   The inital planning On March 5 of last year, Sound Discipline's leadership team met to make a COVID contingency plan. A 2-week school closure had just been announced. We drew all over a whiteboard, planning [...]

2021-03-15T18:39:16+00:00March 15, 2021|

Staying Home Together During the Pandemic – But are We More Connected?

  During this time of ‘stay home, stay safe,’ many of us are spending lots of time at home with our families and loved ones. But with all this togetherness, are we feeling more connected to one another?   Why does connection matter? At Sound Discipline, we teach, coach, and talk about connection with educators, school leaders and families because being connected makes the classroom, learning, and life more vital, enriching and safe. When connection is missing for a child, it may manifest as a behavior issue: attention seeking, bullying, or unwillingness to participate. Adults may experience a lack of [...]

2020-04-02T12:05:41+00:00April 2, 2020|


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