North Dakota does not fund preschool, but the state’s superintendent of public instruction is working with her team to kickstart a kindergarten readiness program called Waterford UPSTART, which provides computers and broadband connection to rural families at no cost to them.
Research has shown students are feeling more overwhelmed than ever due to increasing demands of society on them. However, the solution may lie in time management skills, according to time-management researcher Brad Aeon.
The online learning environment provides obstacles for students and teachers alike. Students still need to feel like they have a relationship with their teachers and are in an environment where they can take risks and ask questions, despite being on an online platform, so teachers must adapt to foster this type of environment for their students.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way educators think about teaching and required a process that plans for continued e-learning while also considering activities that promote student wellness in these distressing times.
The transition to e-learning due to the spread of COVID-19 has been difficult, but many free resources are available to keep educators and students connected in all areas, including health and wellness, instruction, and social communication.