Most schools shifted to online learning when the pandemic started, and it is important that the school has a learning continuity plan for unexpected events like this one.
Teachers should be prepared and familiarized enough with technology and schools should invest in reliable tools that will help ease faculty workload while keeping the students safe and engaged at the same time.
Here are some tips on how one can become a successful online teacher:
1. Ensure that the course has a coherent structure and that materials are well organized.
As a teacher, it is important to know and understand well the course structure or the syllabus because it lays out your expectations for the class. This can also benefit the students because it also shows on how they should prepare for the class. CerebroLMS provides ready-to-use materials that is aligned with DepEd and CHED curricula.
2. Put extra effort into ensuring that students understand what is expected of them.
It is important to provide clear and concise instructions to the students to ensure that they understand clearly the syllabus. The teacher can also conduct a diagnostic test to see the students on their understanding of the syllabus. With CerebroLMS, teachers need to not to spend so much time in ensuring the alignment of assessments as test items come pre-designed in the system.
3. Send regular whole-class communications.
Teacher should have the initiative to always update the students regularly – at least twice a week – to clarify any concerns or to just provide reminders for long-term tasks. CerebroLMS also features an internal messaging feature that allows teachers and students to communicate with each other.
4. Remain responsive to student concerns.
It is important to understand the problem of students especially when it is affects their opportunity for learning. Not all people have a stable internet connection, and there are also some who are still recovering from the effects of calamities and natural disasters.
5. Ask students to lead discussions.
Having an interactive exchange can help students develop a better understanding of their lessons and it also encourages the use of higher order thinking skills. CerebroLMS features nearly a hundred interactive and gamified activities that will keep students engaged to learning, the fun way.
6. Stay flexible. Be ready to adjust deadlines and grading policies in response to student needs.
Our country has been facing a lot of unexpected occurrences, and it is important to extend be flexible with educational requirements since students may not be having the same level of experiences all the time. CerebroLMS allows teachers to override deadlines for individual students who may be needing more time to accomplish their tasks.
7. Provide timely feedback on assignments.
It is important to get feedback from the students so that the teacher knows what to improve on or if the assignment is too hard. On the other hand, teachers, too, should communicate with the students and ask about their state and check if they can cope up with the lessons or are experiencing difficulties. With CerebroLMS, teachers can host virtual face-to-face consultations with students through the use of the BigBlueButton video-conferencing platform.
If you think CerebroLMS suits your school’s current needs, check out our available plans at www.cerebrolms.com or schedule a meeting with our team.