It’s no secret that teachers are usually under a lot of stress. A part of the solution can be incorporating self-compassion into teaching. Self-compassion has three main components: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Learning how to use them on a daily basis can enhance job satisfaction, but also has a rippling effect on student well-being.
The past year has been difficult for many students, but especially for those living with disabilities. Teachers and parents can best help them overcome the challenges of online learning by communicating about their ongoing needs and working to obtain appropriate accommodations, as well as maintaining students’ wellness.
In a Uber-like educational system, clients (students) have access to the best service providers (schools, universities, teachers, etc.). To a certain extent, this approach already exists, especially as far as Higher Education is concerned. But uberization takes the process to the next level. Let’s see some suggestions and analyze their viability in real-life situations!
Since the Internet of Things (IoT) is present in our daily lives, it is only natural to include it in the education system, too. When thinking about IoT’s transformative potential in education, we should analyze three different layers of improvement, from top to bottom: the student, the teacher, and the school.
Whether podcasts are a supplement to your curriculum, one of several options for a final product at the end of a unit, or an assessment that each student contributes to in their own way, there are many opportunities for choice, creativity, and reflection during the process. And, there are multiple tools that can be used already available in most classrooms.
Although it is a challenge to ensure academic integrity in online classrooms, the future of remote learning is hopeful. In this chaotic period in education, e-learning and edtech solutions are very helpful. Teachers are the leaders of the learning process, and student success begins with them and the classroom culture they create.
Encouraging more students to participate in online classes means giving each one plenty of opportunities to do so and creating the right environment. If you’re feeling stuck right now or want to get them to open up more, here are seven activities to try next:
As we embrace the challenges that may continue to come throughout the rest of this school year and prepare for the next, we must stay flexible and be willing to take more risks with new ideas and digital tools in our classrooms. Here are five tools that promote creativity and provide fun learning experiences for students and teachers, and even families!
Teaching remotely can be tricky since building relationships in a virtual classroom is a skill that comes with experience. Wherever you are in your online teaching journey, you can still make the best out of any situation. Here are a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way that can make building an online rapport much easier:
Being a teacher has always been a tough job that can drain the last ounce of energy out of you regularly. In the past year, “teacher-tired” has changed into “digitally fatigued,” moving towards a new exhaustion level. Here’s how to overcome digital fatigue as a teacher: