Distance Learning Student Engagement Strategies

  • Student engagement and participation in virtual classrooms can be challenging.
  • Students need support when learning and accessing digital tools.
  • Educators nationwide have implemented both synchronous and asynchronous learning strategies to meet the needs of all students, and allow students to have a voice in their virtual classroom.

In her article titled, 8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom, author Emelina Minero describes the reluctance that many students experience while participating during remote learning. Digital conversing platforms are a powerful tool, but they can create some communication barriers. Here are some remote learning strategies that Minero shares that were effectively utilized by educators during the pandemic last spring.

3 Fresh Ideas for Social-Emotional Learning During Covid-19

When instruction begins in the fall, successful districts will focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) to allow students and staff to process emotions they experienced during the pandemic. With stricter in-person guidelines and increased virtual learning expectations, teachers will need to ensure that students are adapting to the new rigors of the classroom. Teachers must provide…