Impact on Learning

This module addresses the impact of grief on learning and describes approaches that teachers can take to provide support in order to minimize academic challenges after a death. Temporary academic challenges are common among grieving students and should be anticipated. Teachers should maintain reasonable expectations, but be ready to provide additional support when grieving students aren’t quite able to meet those expectations. Review this module to discover how to provide proactive supports and modifications in academic and homework expectations to help grieving students.

For more information on supporting grieving children, refer to The Grieving Student: A Teacher’s Guide by David Schonfeld and Marcia Quackenbush.