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Three stories to guide conversations about COVID-19

How can educators promote student agency, facilitate conversations and support health and well-being in adverse circumstances? Three stories below from our community to help guide the way.

Five stories to guide conversations about COVID-19

As we all adjust to a different reality due to the impact of COVID-19, it’s important to remember that as a community we can support one another while finding new and creative ways to move forward. Below you can find opportunities to promote student agency, facilitate conversations about the pandemic and support remote learning opportunities. We see resiliency, ingenuity and dedication in the IB community each day and applaud the commitment. Keep it up!

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“Developing these skills and attributes ensures that students thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.”

Primary Years Programme (PYP) educator Rebecca Vasconcelos offers insight on using remote learning as an opportunity to develop student agency as she supports her student completing thir PYP exhibition online.

“But parents and teachers can play an important role in helping children make sense of what is happening”

How do you talk about the COVID-19 pandemic to your student or child in a way that is age-appropriate yet authentic? We collected guidance from trusted organizations that offer advice on how to open a dialogue built on trust and reassurance here.

“Everyone in the school community plays a part in education continuity, especially when learners have to be physically separated from school.”

Looking for some tips to aid remote learning? IB World Magazine offers solutions for educators and parents to support education continuity, managing time online with physical activity and ways to teach and learn collaboratively.

Visit our dedicated page to read how the IB is addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including developing news and actions that are being taken to support and protect our community.

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