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May 16, 2022

Virtual Learning Lessons that Teachers Can Carry Back Into the Classroom

by Patrick Grieve

Necessity is the mother of invention, and virtual learning necessitated a whole lot of creative thinking by schools and educators. The shift from the classroom to the computer screen was not a comfortable transition. However, it did lead teachers to adopt new practices and technologies that they’ve since carried with them back into the schoolhouse. In this piece, we’ll highlight some of these helpful holdovers from the era of virtual learning. Here are three teaching tips that can enrich education whether you’re in the classroom, teaching remotely, or pursuing a hybrid model. Create video resources that are permanently accessible In the shift to virtual learning, lots of educators had to get used to teaching over video calls. Many teachers recorded these lessons for future use, or even began producing their own short video clips to explain specific concepts. Eventually, some teachers amassed a small video library of lectures and lessons, which they now continue to make available to students for a variety of reasons. For example, if a student is absent from class one day, they can watch a recording of the instruction they missed. Or, if the student is studying a specific concept, they can pull up a video explainer that will help them better understand or remember it. Video lessons provide a valuable learning resource for students, while also lightening the load for teachers, who don’t have to spend as much time re-explaining things to students who missed class or need a simple refresher course. Social studies teacher […]

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