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The Loyola Pedagogy of Care

Paper with a red heart and crayons on a tableIn the shadow of this global pandemic, the faculty of Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education Master’s in Educational Technology program want educators to not lose sight that the well-being of our teachers and learners remains as important as the successful transition to an online learning platform. Shifting to distance learning overnight was a difficult, if not impossible, task. The extraordinary circumstances surrounding this transition continues to make it all the more challenging for teachers.

By providing emotional scaffolds, self-care ideas, and information about web resources that promote community, we are aiming to send the message that care and nurturing are just as important as creating the perfect online learning environment for students.

Here are some self-care tips and resources that have been shared on our social media platforms:

Teaching with courage and care in extraordinary times

Using a happiness journal

Tips for online learning

3 interactions to frame your virtual classroom

Using Flipgrid to continue building your class community

The science behind happiness. Podcast series by Yale professor, Dr. Laurie Santos

Staying mindful during stressful times

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more great tips on how to take care of yourself and your students.

Loyola’s Master’s in Educational Technology program is designed for educators who want to become educational technology leaders at the school and district level. The curriculum emphasizes a conscientious approach to technology that goes beyond the latest trends.

To learn more information about the program, visit the Master’s in Educational Technology website.