Tips for remote teaching

This is a different environment that we have been placed in, but hopefully these tips will help you make the most of it and continue instructional expectations.

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Plan Ahead

  • Make sure you can log into your LMS (Google Classroom or Canvas)

  • Update your Rosters in Google Classroom

  • Be sure you can log into your digital tools

  • Prepare a weekly calendar with outline of content for each day so parents and students know what is expected.

Keep It Simple

There are MANY digital tools that are giving free access for the rest of the year or at least until this crisis is over. Now is not the time to try something new. Stick with what you know.

You all are already using amazing tools in the classroom, so stick with those. If one of your favorite tools is offering free access to premium features, by all means, take advantage of it.

Keep it Interesting

Consider using some high interest resources for students to engage with. Now is a great time to review and respond to high interest articles, do a short inquiry project, or practice previously learned skills with a fun new text.

Maintain Some Routines

If we are out for an extended length of time, try to establish and/or maintain a routine. Push out videos of you reading aloud every day, take home your calendar activity and do that every morning. Offer a suggested home schedule for families that would like it.

Communicate with Students and Parents

We have many communication tools for you to stay in touch with your students and their families. Many of your students will miss having that daily communication with you, so contacting them might ease some anxiety.