How to create a culture of kindness in your online virtual, hybrid or face to face classroom [Ep156]
Kindness is more important now than ever, as we are adapting to a new way of living; teaching and learning is even more challenging than it usually is. Schools around the globe are having to adapt to online, hybrid learning or face-to-face learning while dealing with all the uncertainty, fear and devastation that comes with a pandemic. It is crucial that we do our best to nurture a culture of kindness in schools. Listen to this episode to learn some ideas but how to do this in your virtual online, hybrid or face-to-face classroom!
As students spend more and more time on asynchronous activities and learning remotely, it is becoming extra challenging to keep them on their toes and exposed to new and fresh websites to keep remote/hybrid learning interesting. If left to their own devices too much, we know what they will likely revert to (ahem TikTok, video games…) Well this episode is about how to utilize some wonderful underrated websites out there that will help make your life easier as you teach in a virtual or hybrid classroom!
How to deliver morning meeting messages for distance, virtual, remote, hybrid and blended learning [Ep149]
Are you a teacher who is looking for virtual morning meeting greetings as you teach in-person, virtually or hybrid? Do you need: - to settle your students at the start of the day with morning messages? a consistent and fun morning routine in your classroom? - morning meeting share questions encourage your students to have meaningful conversations or writing prompts? - an effective morning check in to connect with your students and attend to their social-emotional needs? Then these virtual, hybrid and in-person morning meeting activities are all you need!
Asynchronous learning is when you post your teaching material online for your virtual or hybrid students to self-study, which allows them to learn on their own schedule and at their own pace. In this episode, you will learn the benefits of asynchronous learning, some creative ideas for asynchronous activities that you can do in your hybrid/blended and distance learning classroom, as well as how to deliver effective morning meetings with asynchronous learning.
What do you do when your students have finished their distance learning tasks? Remote learning can be challenging as you try to ensure all your students are learning, progressing and occupied. It can be difficult to find suitable and fun virtual learning activities to issue as extension work for your early finishers. In this episode, you will find 5 creative ideas for your early finishers during a distance, hybrid or blended learning classroom!
Oh hey... so I'm back!? It has been well over a year... eek... ? but here I am again! In this episode I explain where I've been and what the future of the teach on teach strong podcast might look like.
Then we delve into all about how to make a teacher staff meeting awesome! Are you running a teacher staff meeting? Do you want to make sure your teacher staff meeting is awesome and teachers find it valuable and enjoyable? These tips will help you do it ?
I hope you're keeping safe as the world turns upside down..!
If you're dealing with school closures or that decision is imminent, you're likely to need to start looking at remote learning if you've not already.
If you're feeling overwhelmed with all the options and generous freebies being offered to you and you don't know where to start, this episode will help you put it all into perspective and direct you in the best way forward for the short and long term.
Ending the school year on a positive note is a tricky art form. Many teachers go nuts with the games and sweet treats but that gets students all riled up and hyper! Many teachers love a countdown but that can get students feeling anxious or in a hurry to leave and get out of this "hell hole". So how do you end the school year on a positive note? How do you encourage your students to be reflective and bond as a class? Listen to this episode to learn how!
Behaviour management is a tricky business. It's not something anyone truly prepares us for when we're training, and there is no guaranteed strategy or formula that will work every time. However, in my 13 years of experience including working in an extremely challenging London school for the first half of my career, I have determined some fundamental codes of conduct that I stick to regarding behaviour management that I really believe make a difference. Listen in to today's episode to learn more!
Differentiation: it's a crucial element of teaching to ensure all your students are able to access your lessons. However, it can be incredibly time consuming to adjust your lesson in multiple ways buy creating a range of resources, printing on rainbow paper, a variety of fonts... You just don't have that kind of time but you also don't want to let your students down; herein lies the catch 22 situation!
In this episode, you will learn some ways that you can differentiate for your students "off the cuff" while teaching and how you can rethink ways to plan your lessons that automatically differentiate for the varying needs in your classroom, saving you time and #teacherguilt!
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