Although the intention of the terminology learning loss may be to help identify gaps in skills and knowledge missing due to interrupted schooling, the impact of learning loss places the onus on students — as if they must bear the burden of knowing more all on their own.
As school systems continue to face disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attending to equity is more important than ever before. We want to share a little bit more about these three foundational moves, what they mean, and why they are critical right now.
Providing support for our students starts with an asset orientation.
When I first started teaching, I was working in a school that served mostly students of color. Even as a teacher of color, I didn’t share a lot of the same experiences my students had.