Unless a teacher takes great effort into building a relationship with every student they teach, distance learning won’t matter.
“It just doesn’t feel like I’m in a class,” says one student.
Recognizing they do not want to hurt my feelings, I emphasize with them as it resembles the same for me.
That’s why these words continue to ring in my ears repeatedly.
Those in education know what I’m saying. Until the relationship and bond are established, there will be no connection. With no connection, there is no interest.
Plain and simple.
This is the second part of my two-series blog that assists teachers and families in gathering, organizing, and strengthening distance learning through the COVID crisis.
If you missed the first blog, Strengthen Special Education Accommodations for Distance Learning, please check it out!
This is a simple list is factors that I have learned since mid-March. If you haven’t thought of these, jot them down and blend them into your lessons.
His Majesty waits for class to start.
Students are not off the hook with their learning. In watching and listening to teachers share their experiences with distance learning, four common points emerged!
Even though summer is quickly approaching, I just don’t see schools completely re-opening this fall.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or student, I encourage you to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly with your distance learning experiences.
The more you’re prepared, the easier the transition will be in September.
If you or another teacher are interested in learning more about distance learning, check out some of my other blogs. From Best Practices For Distance Learning to learning what skills can develop for work through distance learning, you will see that I’m trying to take a different angle where you can get more insight on how to bridge teaching and learning digitally.
I encourage you to take the lead with distance learning and help those receiving special education services.
Need more help with implementing distance learning more efficiently, contact me. We’ll be glad to help.
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