Stay connected during crisis

By Amy Nicholson and Katie Brackenridge
June 2020
Vol. 41, No. 3
The novel coronavirus is disrupting the way we live, work, and experience school. To halt the spread of infection, to be physically safe, we must distance ourselves from many of the people in our lives. But to be emotionally safe, we need to maintain social connections. As educators, the most important thing we can do for students during this stressful time is maintain emotional closeness despite physical distance. Similarly, an essential role of education leaders right now is to maintain connection with teachers, support staff, and other colleagues. The Virtual Banking Time Tool is a strategy modified from a tool for in-person connections to help maintain relationships during school closures. It is based on a similar tool for tracking in-person connections. It was designed for

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Amy Nicholson and Katie Brackenridge

Amy Nicholson ( is vice president, partner impact and Katie Brackenridge ( is partnership director at Turnaround for Children.

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