These days, it feels like all we hear and think about are the struggles happening around us. Throw into the mix all the uncertainties and conflicting opinions about schooling--if kids should be learning 100% in person, remotely or a mix of the two, how we address the inequities that this virus has intensified and how we tackle the learning gaps--and you've got yourself a recipe for stress, negativity and depression on a scale many haven't experienced in their lifetime. Needless to say, it can be quite a challenge to pull yourself out of that mindset when you're in a constant state of worry.
So I think it’s pretty safe to say we all need a shot of positivity right about now! Even amidst all the chaos, there are still many things we can celebrate:
As you reflect on these times and how your school has risen to the challenge, don’t forget to share your successes--no matter how small you may think they are. School leadership, classroom teachers, parents, community supporters and business partners all want to hear some good news. And make no mistake: every school in our state has some GREAT news to shout about. What is yours?
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.
The OPSRC is a school service organization dedicated to the development of services for public schools. We would like to clarify our stance on Senate Bill 1187 (SB 1187). SB 1187 passed out of the Oklahoma Senate last week on Thursday, March 10, with a vote of 25-20.
What is SEL, why is it important and how do you implement it in your classroom?