Modeling (I do) – Be clear, demonstrate the process with a visual and verbalize thinking (think aloud). This provides an opportunity to address misunderstandings before they arise.
Guided Practice (We do) – Practice with students for a gradual release of responsibility.
Independent practice (You do) – Allow students to practice again trying it on their own while teachers give feedback.
Build a community: Engage in get-to-know-you activities the first week or two of class. Creating a sense of community provides a safe environment for learning.
Direct assignments: Provide clear, concise directions with visuals, such as screen shots and/or a short video overview, for each learning task assigned.
Set a routine: Post lessons, assignments, and resources in the same place and at the same time each day/week. Stick to a routine for learning and notice the sense of security and autonomy it provides for learners.
Check-in: Evidence shows teachers should engage and interact with learners every 4-5 minutes during online learning. Adapting the 10/2 or Chunk and Chew strategy is one way to keep learners on track during a lesson. Checking in with students regularly about their online learning experience provides valuable feedback.
Review and repeat: Spend time reviewing content and online learning practices.
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