Focus On Teaching: Some Good News for Some Students, Distanced Learning Leads to Increased Achievement

Some students are actually thriving in the remote learning world as teachers have noticed some benefits that have come with the shift to distance learning. Many teachers have noticed the unexpected benefits of self-pacing as their students have the flexibility to complete their assignments on their own schedule. In some cases, the cancellation of extra-curricular…

Focus On Teaching: Creating Community in an Online Classroom

As teaching has moved to virtual classrooms, building community will rely on similar practices that teachers and students have used in the past. Grading could evolve into verbal feedback, conversations, and self-assessments in an online classroom environment. The relationships and connections between students and teachers support the effectiveness of the learning process. The sudden shift…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – April 2020

We are now rolling into our second month in which learning-from-home has become the new normal. Some states have already canceled in-person classes through the end of the academic year due to COVID-19. It’s tempting to focus all our attention on the technical “how-to” for online and distanced teaching. But now, more than ever, educators…