Social distancing, a phrase that most of us have heard and said nearly a million times over by now. But, how does it prevent the spread of COVID-19? How can schools enforce and encourage social distancing practices? And, how can teachers educate their students on how to do it?
The CDC defines social distancing as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (6 feet or more) from others whenever possible.” Given this definition, having schools return to an in-person instructional format has been a difficult task with many districts across the country deciding to shift to a virtual or hybrid model.
Social distancing can be a difficult concept for some students to understand, especially for those who may have varying needs. Social distancing is something that all students should know about and practice—whether that’s in school or out at a store.
Helping students better understand how and why to socially distance is vital as learning models continually change, and our country continues to grapple with the pandemic. Coming up with an effective method to educate students on this practice is tough. That’s why we’ve adapted our Healthy Relationships Curriculum to serve and meet the needs of the environment we’re now living in.
Included as part of our curriculum are detailed video lesson plans which visually show students why personal space is important and what physical boundaries are. As an educator, we know that you are looking for creative ways to teach your students. What we are all going through right now is difficult, and having the best tools and resources at your disposal with help both you and your students