We all are looking forward to normal life. Students are wanting to go back to ‘in-person’ learning. While we cannot jeopardize teachers and students’ health but keeping children out of school can have its own long-term repercussions on their education. It is important to bridge the gap between in-person and distance learning. The following tips may help you in that direction.
Don’t rely on technology alone to reach students
More tech integrated class does not necessarily mean an effective connection with students especially in today’s times. Focus on providing the right types of communication tools for collaboration, learning and growing.
Check in regularly with your students and their parents.
Pandemic has destabilized the education system. Use Google forms and other such applications to judge how the student and parents are coping with the new change. Use of emoji by the children can be a fun and an intuitive way to express their feelings. One can also keep in touch with the students through phone calls, e-mails and socially distanced in-person meetings
Design learning experiences for everyone.
Every child has different learning preferences. So design an inclusive teaching methodology. For example, you could sketch on a whiteboard for visual learners, say it aloud for auditory learners and when applicable use your body and hands to explain to kinesthetic learners.
Prioritize students’ emotions along with their safety
When the schools reopen it will not be as in pre-pandemic days. Follow all social distancing norms when the schools reopen. Keep in mind small details like which font will be visible from a distance. It should be bold, large and at the same time friendly. Weather and logistics permitting set up the class in the open where children can also connect with nature.
Source : edsurge