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4 Tips for Teachers Shifting to Teaching Online | Edutopia

An educator with experience in distance learning shares what he’s learned: Keep it simple, and build in as much contact as possible.

The coronavirus has caused widespread school closures for an unknown duration. Teachers are scrambling to find ways to support students from afar through distance and online learning. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this daunting task, you’re certainly not alone.

I’ve also struggled to reach students outside of class. For several years, I taught in communities where students struggled to attend school consistently. To help absent students access my courses, I developed a blended, self-paced, mastery-based instructional model that empowered all my students to learn, whether they were in my room or not.

Read the full article by Kareem Farah here: 4 Tips for Teachers Shifting to Teaching Online | Edutopia

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One comment on “4 Tips for Teachers Shifting to Teaching Online | Edutopia

  1. Nina
    March 26, 2020

    Yes! These are important reminders! While switching to online learning we must strive for user-friendly content delivery. Letting students drive their projects (assignments should be flexible to meet individual needs) we can decidedly support students’ self-regulated learning and help them to become aware of their own learning process. While it is important to create opportunities to meet over webcams and be in a group, favoring asynchronous learning activities deepens the learning process, allowing flexibility for students.

    🙂
    Nina

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