In this episode, we are exploring art in turbulent times and the ways in which art influences community and fosters resilience. Upper School Art Teacher Scott Beil is managing to carry on teaching during this time of social distancing without the wonderful tools and resources of his Peck art studio.
As we live under stay-at-home orders during a global pandemic, the allure of the screen has never been more apparent. Screens can be great tools to help manage all the simultaneous responsibilities that now confront us—however, excess screen time can have a negative impact on students’ attention and social-emotional functioning, as well as their ability to sleep at night.
Brain breaks—a quick 5-10 minutes away from the computer or desk—are essential for making distance learning a success. Without the physical movement that flows throughout a typical school day, students need to be reminded to give their eyeballs a rest and shake out their bodies! These activities, songs, and exercises will energize kids to keep learning. Read on for some ideas that can be enjoyed by the whole family!
In a few weeks of social distancing, art has proven a powerful way to remain connected to others. And with neighborhood walks now an essential outlet for exercise and fresh air, sidewalk chalk has become a popular medium for spreading cheer within the community.
As parents, we are in uncharted territory supporting our kids emotionally through the global pandemic that’s upon us with coronavirus (COVID-19). However, as with any time of crisis, there are several basic guidelines we can follow to support our children through this turbulent time.
This is a historic time we’re living through. Families, schools, and businesses all over the world are faced with many challenges right now. Despite the disruptions to our normal routines, my family and I are looking for and sharing the silver linings to help us stay positive and healthy.
As an adult and a lifelong learner, I have a well-established professional learning community online, and I am excited for our students to get a taste of that. Here are some things I think we can enjoy about learning from a proper social distance.
Chef Joe shares a family favorite comfort meal in this "homemade" video. Meatloaf with thinly sliced roast potatoes is a versatile main course requiring minimal ingredients. The family can pitch in to help prepare and leftovers are great in sandwiches or even with eggs for breakfast! (This recipe serves six to eight people.)