Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID

Tips for helping students manage fears and gain independence.

Tips for Partnering With Teachers in the New School Year

How to establish effective communication with your student’s teacher(s).

Steps for Collective Well-Being in the New School Year

Teachers can rebuild connections and create an educational environment in which they support students and each other.

Back to School 2021: Grieving Students, Transitions and COVID-19

Several members in each school community likely have suffered a loss during the pandemic. Learn how to support students who are grieving the death of a family member or loved one.

Building Developmental Relationships During the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis

Suggestions for building relationships with mentees in a virtual setting, and for facilitating conversations about COVID-19. Note: some checklist items may not align with BPIE’s guidelines for volunteers communicating with students, please be mindful of this. 

Re-engaging Students – The Rennie Center

This guide focuses on ways schools can work to prevent disengagement, intervene with students who may be struggling, and re-engage students. Split into sections by subject area, this guide includes a set of virtual recommendations that can be applied to remote learning.

Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide

The RJE Resource Guide provides practical ways to sharpen our racial analysis and deepen our understanding of Racial Justice in Education.

Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus

Advice for talking to students about racism and xenophobia affecting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as a result of COVID-19. 

Race & Ethnicity Resources from Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance has several resources to help facilitate discussions about race and ethnicity, exploring the complexities of identity and inequality. Resources specifically include: Teaching about Race, Racism and Police Violence; Why Teaching Black Lives Matter Matters; Let’s Talk! Facilitating Critical Conversations With Students; Discussing Whiteness.

Resources for Mentors Around Race, Inclusion, and Cultural Respect

MENTOR has compiled our key resources that seek to help mentoring programs and mentors better show up for and with young people. Resources specifically include: a Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color; Supporting Youth in the Wake of Trauma; Masculinity Guide; Tips for Leading with Intention and Taking Action Steps in the Fight for Racial Justice.

Questions and Answers on Civil Rights and School Reopening in the COVID-19 Environment

The purpose of this Q&A is to help students, families, schools, and the public support all students’ rights in educational environments, including in elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary institutions, during the COVID-19 pandemic.