Tips for Teaching from home
The coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) has resulted in a large number of businesses and educational institutions shutting down their operations to allow governments from different parts of the world to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
First of all, what is Coronavirus? The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness that was first identified in humans in December 2019. It is part of the coronavirus family, which includes the common cold and less common illnesses like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). On March 11, 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Coronavirus can be spread through airborne respiratory droplets like saliva and mucus and can be transmitted from surfaces where droplets may be present.
As at the time of composing this blog post, the total number of coronavirus cases worldwide are as followed 3,272,202 confirmed cases and Deaths Over Time Daily 230,104 deaths Source: World Health Organization, one of the major way to mitigate the spread of coronavirus is social distancing, and self-isolation when needed.
But if students and staff are to avoid school for health reasons, they should do so. But why should they lose their ability to continue educating from the comfort and safety of their home?
Notwithstanding the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world and mostly affecting the educational sector, amidst of the Covid-19 pandemic we have already started seeing a lot of educational institution that care to continue operating embrace the use of online learning and teaching platforms such as SchoolBic, with this medium schools and other educational institution, can continue operation and also maintain social distancing, Below will have listed some useful tips to enable educators to teach from the comfort of their home.
6 Tips for teaching from home
1. set up a work space
create a comfortable workspace within your house, well-lit area and designate it for work, make sure you are using a good headphone or microphone for good audible. avoid teaching from bed or couch and in the case of you having children avoid the interruption of a kid when teaching and when it is time to relax your brain shut off work thoughts.
2. prepare in advance
Effective teaching requires preparation from educators, if you are a tutor just starting on the online teaching platform, you can draw up your teaching plans and teach them accordingly, but if your school or institution just begins offering remote teaching as a result of coronavirus outbreaks, you are expected to continue your teaching from where you stopped before school when on lockdown, study your curriculum in advance and prepare lessons note for the weeks ahead. make use of content that is readily available online from different sources
3. schedule student check-in times
If your educational institution has made use of the online teaching platform, it is most likely that they will have planned their student timetable ahead of time. in this case, there will be no need for any scheduling from your end if, in the event that you are required to schedule your class check-in time, always take your time and schedule in advance and follow your school schedule to avoid a daily process. Most modern online teaching and learning platforms support automated notifications, it makes use of your scheduled time, and automatically send an email and SMS alert reminder to students and teachers attending the class before the class starts. Create a time when your student will be able to prepare a question they had during the exercise and also use an online teaching tool that allows multiple people to stream and dial in without any issues.
4. create an online quiz
How do students realize that they’re learning without regular and continuous feedback from their teachers? They often won’t. Teachers need to provide feedback on patterns they generally see in their collective class development and areas of need for improvement, along with personal feedback through written or verbal expression. Students must also be allowed to provide feedback to their teachers so that the learning process, resources and instruction can be adjusted accordingly for effective teaching.
teaching remotely could be quite new to most students, for students who are just using the software for the first time, they may have difficulties with how to use the software, clearly state your lesson goal, and what you expect from them and also make it clear where to receive their assignments, submit their work, or ask questions always do this process because of the new student.
6. Be flexible
Be sympathetic to the students’ home situation as some of them do not have adult supervision or reliable internet connection available. When students need special assistance, be prepared to help them. However, most online teaching software always creates instructional videos on their website or on their youtube channel on how to use their software for both teachers and students, those helpful videos can be a source of reference for any student that come across any difficulties using the software, this method enables you to focus on your teaching, rather than offering personal support as those instructional videos are most likely to cover any difficulties your student will come across.
We at the awesome dev. The team has designed and developed SchoolBic school management software to help teachers teach effectively, to enable students to learn better, to make better use of our software and not to forget the sound management, accounting and other key institutional benefits of our software