Distance Learning Tips: Student Communication

We’re continuing to update our blog with distance learning tips to help teachers during this difficult transition period.

Weeks into the COVID-19 outbreak, schools nationwide remain closed, many for the remainder of the school year. Teachers are  adapting their teaching strategies for distance learning, but such abrupt changes haven’t come without difficulty.

Every child has individual learning needs, and teachers are uniquely positioned to identify and support those needs. However, many teachers are struggling to meet the needs of every child while their students aren’t in the classroom. These are unprecedented times for teachers and their students, but there are teachers across the country who are coming up with new communication strategies that work for them.

During our recent #DistanceLearningChat Twitter discussion, we asked teachers to share their tips for supporting students when teaching remotely. We gathered some of the best distance learning tips by teachers, for teachers.

Check out these seven distance learning tips you can implement in your virtual classroom immediately!

1. Individually Greet Students Daily

2. Call Students to Set and Discuss Goals

3. Send Distance Learning Care Packages

4. Have Face-to-Face Interactions From Afar

5. Diversify Assignments to Meet Students’ Unique Needs

6. Send Your Students Personalized Notes

7. Set Virtual Office Hours

Are you an educator with tips for supporting students during COVID-19? Reach out to Devon at [email protected] to share your tips and resources!

Looking for more distance learning tips? Check out our list of free resources here.