Returning to school in person after a year’s worth of pandemic-induced absence is sure to spark a range of challenges and stresses for students, teachers, and parents.

Jennifer Ruef and Sarah Stapleton, both from the College of Education at the University of Oregon, have advice for parents and teachers to help address some of those concerns, how to approach the coming summer, and what opportunities on how to do things better may have emerged over the past year:

  1. Don't worry about learning loss.
  2. Have some patience. 
  3. Give yourself some grace.
  4. Thank the teachers. 
  5. Take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities.
  6. Learn from online schooling.
  7. Value food service workers.
  8. Take a break before returning school.

Read the full article about approaching the return to school by Jim Murez at Futurity.