Jennifer @jenfairbanks8 has set up a monthly blogging challenge described here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bD-zYHpkP0RR7shkovBtOEB4c_rlSuiUKtJCQtid9QY/edit You should join! And if you’re just here to read, then I hope you get something out of it!
Double-dipping here for the blog challenges and late to both but a late blog post is better than no blog post!
Well, we’ve officially finished our first 10 days of school in remote learning, which means I’ve seen each of my classes 5 times because I see periods 1-4 and 5-8 on alternating days. We are required to give an “Attendance Question” in Google Classroom each day because live lessons cannot be mandated, but as long as the learners answer the Attendance Question (or interact with your class in any other way) for that day they are counted present.
My latest Attendance Question was “What is something another teacher is doing in remote learning that Mrs. Grayson should also do?” I almost said something like “How can Mrs. Grayson do better?” but honestly I’ve only probably interacted with 2/3 of my students in these last 10 school days so some don’t even know what I do…that feels really weird to say, but it’s the reality. I also gave the same question to my Advisory, who don’t have me as a teacher.
Most students said something like “nothing”, “idk”, or “no one is doing anything different/better”. But here were the other responses:
- give students roughly 5 minutes to join
- Make the attendance question easier to answer.
- Doing assignments on classroom.
- no group work, kills too much time
- Office Hours, i think you might do them already but im not sure. (x2)
- they post memes to cheer students up
- give more examples
- more videos than lives
start doing notes on how to do the problem instead of just doing practice problems
Maybe just have a little bit of leniency with grades since some students might have a difficult time learning certain material online.
maybe post loom videos sometimes
making students turn on the camera to know that they are actually paying attention
My old math teacher gave us prewritten notes to look at.
- going over math problems that most people get wrong
record meet in case we missed it
Not going to quick with the class
some days are short, like 15 minutes
uhm having notes already made and putting them in google classroom idk
Some teachers post in the stream about when we have a live meeting which is really helpful.
Tell us the day of if we have a live or the night before send out a remind text.
Give announcements with when what’s due and what to remember
Alternative practice assignments
Less difficult things lol
Some of those things are under my control, some aren’t. Some I asked for clarification.
Also, 27 shared that they think I’m doing good so that’s a nice pat on the back for me. It’s hard work, people! I’m glad some are feeling that it’s going well for our class.
More reflection to come in another blog post because this #MTBoSBlaugust is not gonna fill itself!
Je suis si fatigué. Il est temps de faire un somme.