Dear Bronx Community:
As we begin a New Year, we are inspired by the all the ways in which our community has stepped up to the challenges of these difficult times. From our essential workers to our small businesses to local volunteers and community leaders, we thank you for fighting with and for us all. On these pages, we will continue to celebrate the acts of heroism we witness each day in our classrooms. Our school leaders, teachers, parents and school champions are making sure Bronx students are ready to thrive. Thanks to their hard work, we begin 2021 stronger, more capable and better prepared to provide students with a great education whether they are learning at home or in person.
In 2021, there are more lessons we can share together. We must remain vigilant in keeping our staff, students and families safe. As more schools prepare to bring students back in person, we want to continue learning with and from all of our school peers in the borough, whether they be traditional public, charter public, parochial or private. Working together we can deliver a quality education to all Bronx children.
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In This Together
For Remote Learning
Most schools – traditional public, charter public and private – have moved to some form of remote learning. There are many lessons and experiences that we, as Bronx charter public schools, have learned since March.
This document shares some of our best practices for all teachers and schools. We want to be part of the solution in this unprecedented moment, because we are all in this moment together on behalf of our communities.
Additional Resources for Teachers
As schools continue to teach remotely, here are several helpful resources for teachers to continue teaching students in the Bronx.
- Happy Teacher Revolution is a network of teachers helping to promote wellness with virtual trainings and support group meetings.
- NCTE Member Gathering, National Council of Teachers of English provides weekly gatherings for members to share ideas and offer support to peers.
- Educating Through Crisis, National Education Association lays out steps for ensuring physical and mental wellness with webinars and other online information.
- The Educator’s Room is a collection of articles and tips for improving education using the experience of teachers.
- Resilient Educator provides articles for educators on self-care, teaching tips, and professional development.
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