So far in my experience with distance learning, we have done an incredible job of reaching students while outside of the classroom that we all wish we could get back to. Every educator across the globe, as well as every student working to adapt to this new way of learning, deserves a big round of applause.
Here is a schedule that I created that my students can complete at home. This is a freebie in my store and is editable so that you can create your own.
While my families know I am available to them whenever they need me, it has helped to plan a consistent time to speak to each one of them, so we can both plan on it making it more likely for contact to be successful. I have found that parents are more likely to discuss their questions and concerns when they are not caught off guard. You may also consider hosting live office hours once a week for parents to tune into together so that you can address general questions and topics that apply to all of your students. Be sure to create a form that tracks all of your communication with parents. I love google sheets!
If you are looking to print and prep material at home for your students, check these out.
|Adapted Book units are a great way for students to have access to literature and ELA assignments|
|Task boxes are a great hands-on activity that students can use at home.|
The announcement of new information, guidelines, and resources are continuous and overwhelming. It is our job to communicate these changes to our families, but with the rapid posting and e-mailing we are all experiencing, it's easy to lose track of the information out there that would be helpful in supporting our parents. I encourage you to create a document, sheet, classroom, etc. that serves as a portal for any and all information that would be helpful in supporting families.
For example, technology tips, tutoring resources, and informational articles or pamphlets. By supporting each other in this way, we will have a much easier time supporting our parents during this time.
That's all for now!
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