Across the country, students and teachers are finding their groove as online learning becomes their daily reality for the foreseeable future. There’s not always an easy solution to online learning woes, but with a few tips from seasoned online educators, instruction can become a bit more manageable.
The nation’s sudden shift to at-home learning wasn’t without its problems, but like it or not, it’s highly probable that some form of at-home learning will continue into the fall or resume if COVID-19 cases spike in the fall or winter as predicted.
Although some schools, such as those in Montana, have started to welcome back students, the vast majority of states are keeping physical school buildings closed and are relying on at-home and online learning for the remainder of the school year.
Annie Castro, a math teacher at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC, has extensive experience with virtual classrooms and has a number of actionable tips to help teachers during school closures.