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Teaching Remotely: What We’ve Learned So Far

From personal to virtual in 3 weeks. By teachers, for teachers.

Imagine Macys tried to become Amazon in only three weeks? That’s what teachers around the country have had to do. It’s a paradigm shift, and the pedagogy has to change. What have we learned about how to teach effectively in this new virtual learning land? We’re far from perfecting the approach at Northridge, but we wrote this to crystalize the thoughts for ourselves and realized it could be helpful for other teachers.

Teaching Remotely: What We’ve Learned So Far

From personal to virtual in 3 weeks. By teachers, for teachers. Imagine Macys tried to become Amazon in only three weeks? That’s what teachers around the country have had to do. It’s a paradigm shift, and the pedagogy has to change. What have we learned...

Building Assignments That Teach (7 Tips)

You aren’t there to remind students, provide instructions, or spot check assignment notebooks. You can’t staple materials together for your kids. You aren’t there to coach the weaker performers.  All this is missing. Now it must be supplanted by concise,...

Grading & Office Hours (7 Tips)

No longer can we depend upon the in-class interactions to give feedback and help students learn from their mistakes. That was a crucial (and often under appreciated) component of the education process. Your grading and Office Hour time fills the gap.  ...

Virtual Classes (7 Tips)

Class time is what we’re accustomed to and enjoy, but it’s gone from being the most to the least important part of teaching. However, class time is still an important teaching tool. Here are seven tips to make them effective:   Flipped Classroom approach...

Academic Integrity (7 Tips)

The ability and hence temptation to cheat is significantly higher during these times, for many obvious reasons. A few thoughts and approaches:   Talk to your students about integrity. They know what’s right, they have ideals, and they want to be...