Maintaining Student-Teacher Connections During Remote Learning

Posted by David Alviar on April 15, 2020

Imagine this scenario: a star 5th grader is forced to stay home from school but continue learning. She’s accustomed to earning teachers’ praise and loves being the center of attention when she demonstrates her knowledge at the board. What happens when these special moments evaporate? She’ll probably turn to her parents for recognition. But they may be too busy maintaining their careers, managing a new kind of household routine, and caring for her younger siblings. 

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Topics: COVID-19, teaching online, distance learning, "remote learning", virtual teaching

How to Give Assignments | Part 2

Posted by Alex Hopkins on April 05, 2020

In our preview post, we shared a bit about setting expectations when assigning tasks remotely, along with the benefits of print versus digital assignments. Now, we’ll explore a range of assignment types that promote engagement and inquiry in a distance learning environment.

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Topics: COVID-19, teaching online, distance learning, "remote learning", virtual teaching, student engagement

How to Give Assignments | Part 1

Posted by Alex Hopkins on April 02, 2020

WHAT SHOULD BE THE EXPECTATION?

As more schools close due to the unforeseen impact of the coronavirus, districts are coming up with unique ways to keep the learning going. Educators are being tasked with teaching students at a distance while also creating inventive assignments to keep their classes on track and complete this academic year.  

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Topics: COVID-19, distance learning, "remote learning"

How Teachers Can Help in COVID-19

Posted by David Alviar on March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is changing the country as we know it. With cancellations of well-established events like the Olympics, school districts closing, distance learning becoming the only option for education, and economic turmoil looming, there is no shortage of stress.

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Topics: COVID-19, distance learning, virtual teaching

5 Ways to Boost Student Engagement while Teaching Remotely

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on March 30, 2020

Distance learning brings with it many adjustments, from settling into an at-home work environment and keeping kiddos occupied to managing assignments and establishing structure throughout the day. But with time, you and your students will get into a groove where your new, virtual form of instruction becomes (at least somewhat) the norm. Then comes another challenge: how do you keep students engaged from afar?

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Topics: COVID-19, distance learning, student engagement