August 2020 Aija Simmons

August 2020

Now, more than ever, students and teachers must draw on their social and emotional capacities in order to be resilient and to learn through this pandemic. Both adults and students need vibrant communities of distance learning that foster autonomy, belonging, and competence.

Aija Simmons, 2020 Surge Alum and Program Manager of Oakland Unified’s Office of Social and Emotional Learning, and OUSD teacher leader Malia Tayabas-Kim recently hosted a discussion where they shared what they’ve learned so far and how they will apply it to Fall 2020. Watch the recording here.