Teaching Online Through Coronavirus COVID 19 School Closures
Abruptly, one day you’re teaching your students face to face and the next you’re faced with the daunting challenge of teaching your students online.
Where do you begin? How do you even start to think about teaching online? We have some tips and tricks for you as you are facing this new reality.
Teaching and interacting online with your students is a major shift BUT you can do it! If you are a teacher, you are already a problem solver, a creative and a life-long learner.
The objectives of this video are:
- Gain some realistic perspectives and expectations about teaching online
- Differentiate between synchronous & asynchronous learning, and how to use both for your students’ benefit.
- Share with you tips, tech & flow of synchronous & and asynchronous online teaching
- Share some helpful resources with you for teaching online
****1 Major oversight I forgot to include in the video – probably the brightest silver lining ever to this transition****
I had a quick back and forth over email with one of the teachers at my kids’ school and I mentioned to him take a 2 birds with 1 stone approach. Let me explain:
If your teaching experience is like mine at all, every class is different. Some advance quicker than others, and there are always a class or two that don’t have time for that cool project that your other classes really liked.
If there are topics or projects that sometimes you don’t class time for, maybe your asynchronous creation these next few weeks could be prioritized on lessons that you can repurpose in future years as homework? If you can reduce some of your didactic time in class in the years to come, then you free up class time to do the fun things. Just a thought take it for what it’s worth.
One more tip…
Your lessons do not have to be perfect. Let that expectation go. Progress over perfection. We are all human, make mistakes, and are on this learning journey together. You got this!