It is possible to create a strong community of learners even if you are teaching in a remote setting, but it DOES take intentionality. The good news is that a little effort can go a long way, so you don’t need to turn yourself inside out or spend hours coming up with virtual ice breakers to form trusting relationships with and between students. With over five years of experience working in a remote setting, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to connect with others, even if you can’t be face to face. Based on my experiences, in this episode I’m sharing three simple, effective practices you can integrate into your lessons to create a strong math community that will support deep learning of mathematics.
Summary & Highlights:
In this episode, Chrissy shares insights about what has helped her build relationships while working in a remote setting and ideas teachers can use to create a strong classroom community with their students, including:
embedding ‘get to know you’ whip-around questions and activities into the beginning of your lessons
creating opportunities for student discussion during lessons through the use of technology tools such as Pear Deck and Jamboard
finding time to connect with students 1 on 1 outside of class time