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One Great Thing for Friday, 4/10

As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.

Tempting as it is to distract yourself from current events by binging on Netflix until all hours (full disclosure: we’re doing it, too), it’s time to get serious about sleep. Try to keep bedtime consistent and put away electronic devices for an hour prior.

Cities around the world are organizing collective rounds of applause for their healthcare workers and other essential employees, and we’re so here for it. (Huge thank you to our own members over at Hebrew SeniorLife, who are on the frontlines every day!)

Do you have a student at home who would enjoy writing their own Minecraft code? Inspired by Microsoft's AI For Earth team, this lesson allows students to train an agent to prevent forest fires.

“What’s the funniest word in the English language?”

Does it feel to anyone else like there’s more laundry to do with your family sheltering at home? (Why, though? Why?) How about taking this opportunity to teach your kids how to do their own? Let this woman explain how it all works.

We heart this teacher, who isn’t letting coronavirus stand in the way of his students’ learning:


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