This is a #sponsored post written by me on behalf of ‘Tomorrow, powered by Remake Learning’. All opinions are 100% mine.
Throughout the entire summer, I kept thinking deeply about how I wanted this school year to be more impactful and meaningful for my students.
After a spring of disrupted in-person instruction and transitioning to an exclusively remote teaching platform, I realized that this fall was another opportunity to be even more intentional and personalized for my learners.
With school starting remotely this fall, I have been able to take what I learned in the spring to better prepare myself and practices to fit my students’ needs at the present moment.
Here are the lessons that I have learned.
-While technology has aided our ability to meet virtually, it is still the human connection that makes the learning meaningful and impactful.
-No teacher or student is an island.
Teaching remotely has pushed me to be even more open and collaboratively with my peers to make sure all of our students are provided more equitable experiences.
Because so, all of our students have immediately become ours and it is our shared responsibility to meet all of their needs.
-Teaching the whole child requires the work and support of the whole community.
Teachers simply cannot be showered with appreciation in May and then be expected to support and teach each child alone.
-Personalized learning is more feasible and needed than ever.
As students are working remotely, each child is able to participate in experiences that are more student-generated in the privacy of their own home.
-Important issues such as anti-racism need to be taught and addressed in every single grade. Students are exposed daily to the happenings of the changes around us.
They, too need to be informed and taught to be anti-racist as part of their social studies curriculum.
As school continues to evolve in this unpredictable and unprecedented time, I am hopeful that while there are challenges ahead, we must and can remake learning with our students in mind.
For more information on Remaking Tomorrow: Learning In a Post-Pandemic Future, click on the link here: https://bit.ly/2Y7cg6X.