Recorded Class

Academic Loss: What Really Helps? (MIT)

September 22, 2021 12:00 pm EDT

About This Class

Students, parents, and educators are facing dramatically increased academic loss and a widening of the achievement gap. How can we address the loss and build understanding? Evidence suggest that we start with building empathy. Compassion will help us embrace the academic challenge as a community. In this class we will look at the effects of school absences due to health, behavior, and current events. We will also introduce and review effective strategies to build a strong academic foundation.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the specific concerns related to academic loss
  • Initiate community building toward understanding
  • Apply strategies that will allow you to approach academics with a useful, fresh perspective

Meet your Instructors

Amy Alamar

School, Teens, Relationships,



  • academic loss
  • homework
  • motivation
  • school

Age Category

  • School Age
  • Teens & Young Adults
Peace at Home