2021 February

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19 Feb: “The Daily Hunt”: One teacher’s approach to tracking down students during distance learning

By Dr. Will Henson We are halfway through the school year and for many districts across the country, that still means remote learning. One of the most maddening aspects of being online is having students who simply don’t show up. We worry about academics, of course, but also the student’s emotional wellbeing. I want to share one teacher’s solution. He calls it “the hunt.” As this teacher maps out his time, he has a block each day dedicated to “the hunt.”  The hunt works like this: the teacher and his assistant have divided up the students on their caseload by who has the best relationship with them. Each day during the hunt, staff reach out in some way to each…