Fostering student growth with virtual learning

Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs During Remote Learning

In a remote-learning environment, social and emotional learning (SEL) needs that have always been present may become amplified, and new needs may also emerge.

Teachers and students are now separated by time and space, so normal support systems are likely being disrupted. Students may feel isolated from their peers and disappointed to be missing out on milestone events, like Spirit Week, prom, and graduation. Though they may not always admit it, your students also miss their teachers and the familiarity of a school routine.

Although these challenges exist, there are strategies and opportunities that can help us meet SEL needs in a remote-learning environment. Review the following articles in this collection for specific support strategies you can use in both live and self-paced remote-learning classrooms.

Care for Your Students During Self-Paced Remote Learning

Learn strategies to support your students’ social and emotional needs during distance learning.

Tips 17 min K-12

Honor and Celebrate Students During Live Remote Learning

Learn how to celebrate your students to cultivate relational capacity in a remote-learning environment.

Tips 3 min K-12