Reopening: Moving Toward More Equitable Schools

Videos for Inspiration, Discussion, and Reflection

Part of the Virtual Crew Collection

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EL Education

In planning and facilitating virtual crew, the goal is to nurture the sense of belonging, purpose, and agency that students need during this time by making space for them to:

  • process their emotions
  • connect with, care for, and find moments of joy and fun with each other
  • learn, talk, and think critically about the times that we’re in 
  • advocate and develop skills for themselves and others as virtual learners
  • take actions, however big or small, to better themselves, their families, and community.

Videos can serve any of these purposes, but are often especially good for students finding joy and fun, learning and thinking critically about the times that we're in, and developing skills for themselves as virtual learners.

Click here to access a google doc collection of videos to use for virtual crew. These include a set that are mostly for fun, as well as a set of EL Education videos with prompts that can be used with students or staff to generate discussion about what learning and crew look like during this crisis. 

Selected mostly-for-fun videos:

Selected EL Education videos with prompts:

Created By

EL Education

In planning and facilitating virtual crew, the goal is to nurture the sense of belonging, purpose, and agency that students need during this time by making space for them to:

  • process their emotions
  • connect with, care for, and find moments of joy and fun with each other
  • learn, talk, and think critically about the times that we’re in 
  • advocate and develop skills for themselves and others as virtual learners
  • take actions, however big or small, to better themselves, their families, and community.

Videos can serve any of these purposes, but are often especially good for students finding joy and fun, learning and thinking critically about the times that we're in, and developing skills for themselves as virtual learners.

Click here to access a google doc collection of videos to use for virtual crew. These include a set that are mostly for fun, as well as a set of EL Education videos with prompts that can be used with students or staff to generate discussion about what learning and crew look like during this crisis. 

Selected mostly-for-fun videos:

Selected EL Education videos with prompts:

Brave and Honest Communication in Crew

  • How does being alone feel to you?
  • How can we be alone together?
  • The “unknown” is always scary. What are your unknowns right now? 
  • How can we help you manage the fear of the unknown?

Restorative Practices in Crew at Brooklyn Collaborative

You know how restorative practices work at school.  Now that you’re home with your family, can you apply any of these conflict resolution skills to address conflicts at home? When someone in your home or community gets angry, what can you do to shift emotions in a positive direction?

Have an example to share? We are learning alongside you about what virtual crew can look like, and welcome your contributions. Use this form or email Sarah Norris at snorris@eleducation.org

And for treasure hunters out there, we are maintaining this public folder with everything we find. 

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