Online Office Hours are a Potent Source for Observing Student Talk

Teachers are constantly seeking information sources about their students’ learning. One key way to do this is to hear from students and, quite literally, try to hear their thinking out loud. This creates opportunities for confirming that students are developing the correct understandings from the lessons. This interaction can be strained when students are not…

Distanced Teaching? You Can Facilitate Virtual Coaching and Provide Targeted Feedback

Most first-year teachers can attest to the anxiety that comes during the first months in the classroom. The multi-tasking and flexible skills required wasn’t necessarily taught in college. Nationwide, teachers are experiencing the first-days-of-school feelings right now as they work rapidly to develop distanced teaching support for their students. Although there are certainly differences between…