3- Relationships and class culture can still thrive and develop through distance learning.
Just because we are teaching and learning through a screen does not mean we cannot create connections and build relationships. I found that during distance learning, I saw a different side of some typically quieter students who were willing to linger longer after class. Students that typically did not show up to in-person tutorials were more willing to meet and get help virtually. In a distance learning environment, we are able to get to know our students in surprising and refreshing ways.
4- To create a high-quality kahoot, I recommend starting with a learning standard.
My kahoot creation process starts with a learning standard, preferably one where questioning and scaffolding can help lead students to understanding. With my learning standard in mind, I ask a few leading questions that lead up to understanding the larger concept. Also, as I create kahoots, I like to imagine how my students will react to ensure that I design a fun and emotional learning journey!
5- My best piece of advice for other teachers is to try out your lessons and resources yourself before you try them with your students
The way we can demand excellence from our students and ourselves, no matter our teaching environment, is to put ourselves in a position to experience what our plans will look like from a student perspective.When we put on our student hats, we ensure that we are teaching intentionally, which is what all our students deserve.
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