How should school boards best support children who may have experienced learning losses during the 2020/2021 academic year?

October 5, 2021

Communication between parents and teachers is important to ensure that individual learning plans are developed when learning gaps are such that recovery within class time is challenging.  It is important to recognize that no two students will have identical gaps and it is very challenging for teachers to manage this for entire classes.  A balanced approach of review time and suggested home learning topics has been successful for teachers I have spoken with about this. The schools have incorporated additional literacy and numeracy testing this year to identify areas of learning loss, and thus allow for a better understanding of learning loss and to plan for recovery.  Both division wide and individual specific plans will be needed.