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The Journal News – Lohud.com featured School of Education assistant professor Elizabeth Smith in "To move ahead in the COVID era, elementary schools have to go back in time"

09/16/2020

The Journal News – Lohud.com featured School of Education assistant professor Elizabeth Smith in "To move ahead in the COVID era, elementary schools have to go back in time"

Classroom set-ups that encourage students to work and play together help students build interpersonal skills, said Elizabeth Smith, assistant professor in the School of Education at Pace University and former principal of George W. Miller Elementary School in Nanuet. “Teaching right now, for early childhood, is all about being collaborative in the classroom, about children working in groups, because these are skills we know they need later for their school and careers,” Smith said. “Very often the teacher is purposeful in how the students are sorted, so that kids can benefit from having that interaction with each other. Being socially distanced is a challenge for that.”

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