20 Tips for Teachers Teaching from Home for the First Time During Distance Learning

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  • 1. Keep it simple and consistent.

  • 2. Be engaging and interactive.

  • 4. Create a routine.

  • 3. Set office hours and stick to them. Close your laptop after hours.

  • 5. When recording videos, sit with the wall behind you.

  • 6. Teach in small chunks. Spread a lesson over days.

  • 7. Make a guide for the entire week on one page or in one place.

  • 8. Be patient. Accept the learning curve.

  • 9. Document everything.

  • 10. Call you homeroom students once a week.

  • 11. Make time for yourself to disconnect and unplug.

  • 12. Teach procedures first before you get into new content.

  • 13. Lots of coffee. Pace yourself.

  • 14. Good humor is essential.

  • 15. Don\'t expect perfection. Expect mistakes.

  • 16. Cut way back on the pace of learning.

  • 17. Be flexible.

  • 18. Keep things in perspective.

  • 19. Don\'t compare yourself with other teachers.

  • 20. Utilize tools that are free right now.

  • Bonus Tip: Take your work email OFF your phone.

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