These are unprecedented times as we are all figuring this out together. As one educator described the transition to distance learning, "Be prepared to take a spoonful of grace each morning." This as an opportunity to find innovative ways to teach and connect with our students. A few things to keep in mind:
Keep it simple and flexible
Give clear, concise instructions and expectations for students and you (sample norms)
Connect with your students through video, text, and email
Be mindful of keeping learning active and chunking the content
Maslow before Bloom
Take care of yourself!
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Excellent Teaching Resources for all grade levels and subject areas
Public media stations across California have banded together to package a comprehensive set of broadcast and digital resources for teachers, students and families for at-home learning. These award-winning and teacher-tested resources include professional development to help teachers pivot to distance learning and standards-aligned lesson plans and educational media that keep students engaged and learning. And, all of these resources are free and available as part of the California Public Media Education service.
PreK-12 Lessons in Science, Math, Social Studies, English, and more, including Inspiring Middle School Literacy, online self-paced lessons for blended learning that enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. With videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing students can engage in all subjects. Plan and adapt lessons using the Lesson Builder tool, Google Classroom, Remind, etc.
The pandemic has highlighted the invaluable role that teachers play in students' lives. It has also made the connection between schools and families more essential than ever. On this site, parents, caregivers, and teachers can find the advice and support they seek about distance and hybrid learning.
Every day students can access free, high-quality activities across subjects, all in one place, in an easy-to-use experience designed and built by Amplify. All of the resources on Wide Open School have been curated by the editors at Common Sense.