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  1. Mental health effects of school closures during COVID-19

    Feature on the mental health effects of school closures during COVID-19.

  2. COVID-19 and its implications for protecting children online

    COVID-19 has prompted widespread school closures and physical distancing measures and made online platforms and communities essential to maintaining a sense of normalcy. Children and their families are turning to digital solutions more than ever to support children’s learning, socialization and play. While digital solutions provide huge opportunities for sustaining and promoting children’s rights, these same tools may also increase children’s exposure to online risks. …

  3. Mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and nutrition of schoolchildren. Interim guidance note

    This joint note from the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) intends to provide government decision makers, school administrators/staff and partners with preliminary guidance on how to support, transform or adapt school feeding (in the short term) to help safeguard schoolchildren’s food security and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. School closure and management practices during coronavirus outbreaks including COVID-19: a rapid systematic review

    In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, 107 countries had implemented national school closures by March 18, 2020. It is unknown whether school measures are effective in coronavirus outbreaks (eg, due to severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS], Middle East respiratory syndrome, or COVID-19). We undertook a systematic review by searching three electronic databases to identify what is known about the effectiveness of school closures and other school social distancing practices during coronavirus outbreaks. We included 16 of 616 identified articles. …

  5. My hero is you: How kids can fight COVID-19

    “My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher. The supplementary guide called “Actions for Heroes” (to be published later) offers support for addressing topics related to COVID-19, helping children manage feelings and emotions, as well as supplementary activities for children to do based on the book.

  6. ¿Qué hacer para que nuestras hijas e hijos sigan aprendiendo cuando no pueden ir a la escuela? Guía para madres, padres y cuidadores

    Las unidades educativas han cerrado sus puertas debido a la alerta nacional por la presencia del coronavirus (COVID -19), por lo que las niñas, niños y adolescentes no están asistiendo a clases con normalidad. Sin embargo, es muy importante que puedan seguir una rutina educativa en casa. Así tendrán días más organizados y seguirán aprendiendo. Eso les ayudará al retorno a clases.

  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19). Lo que madres, padres y educadores deben saber: cómo proteger a hijas, hijos y alumnos

    Cartilla informativa sobre cómo se contagia, cuáles son los síntomas y forma de evitar el riesgo de infección por coronavirus (Covid 19).

  8. How to motivate your children during remote learning: tips for parents

    As schools have closed due to COVID-19, the majority of children are learning remotely. Motivating your children during remote learning is central to their success. Motivation means ensuring they are interested, involved and confident in their learning. As a parent you have an important role to play by providing your children with encouragement and feedback.

  9. How to keep engaged remotely with your students in the context of the COVID-19 crisis: tips for teachers

    In these times of school closure owing to the COVID-19 crisis, learners more than ever need their teachers’ support and continuous engagement with them. Please bear in mind that even with the best lessons lectured on TV or via the Internet we still need teachers to maintain learners’ motivation and progression through interacting with them regularly,.

  10. Motivating learners during remote learning due to COVID-19: tips for teachers

    As school closures due to COVID-19 impact the majority of learners, education systems deployed remote learning solutions. Motivation is a central to learning. This poster presents tips for teachers on what they can do to motivate learners in such times.

  11. A framework to guide an education response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020

    This report aims at supporting education decision making to develop and implement effective education responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The report explains why the necessary social isolation measures will disrupt school-based education for several months in most countries around the world. Absent an intentional and effective strategy to protect opportunity to learn during this period, this disruption will cause severe learning losses for students. …

  12. Evidence on efforts to mitigate the negative educational impact of past disease outbreaks

    What evidence exist regarding efforts to mitigate the secondary impact of past disease outbreaks and associated response on the education sector?

  13. COVID-19: guidance for education settings poster

    COVID-19: guidance for education settings poster

  14. Ebola emergency: Restoring education, creating safe schools and preventing a long-term crisis

    Recommendations for the education sector, governments and the international community to get children back into school and learning.

  15. Management of infectious disease in schools

    These guidelines were designed to assist schools to prevent or minimise the spread of infection, illness and disease to staff, pupils and others (such as student teachers and volunteers). They were primarily developed for use by teachers in primary and secondary schools. They aim to raise awareness about common and important infectious diseases and provide guidance on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in educational settings.

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