By now, most of us have converted to distance/remote teaching or in the process of doing so. My school started distance learning at the beginning of April 2020. There's definitely been a lot of confusion and obstacles along the way, not to mention the equitable access issue and countless others!
To make the transition easier for you, I am sharing with you my resources.
Transitioning to distance learning is a struggle for many. Let's be real here. We have not been trained on this and suddenly we are told to transition over seemlessly on such short notice. I've seen mixed results from student feedback.
Here's one BOLD statement from a student of mine of their experience over distance learning so far, "Some teachers haven't been teaching or just assigning or teaching very poorly, but they still have the audacity to post assignments." That is some harsh criticism. I actually laughed a little because this student used the word "audacity."
I've been fortunate so far that I haven't received much complaints from my students, especially not called me out on my "audacity" yet...But that one share from a student prompted me survey my students. I have about 160 students and I'm surprised I got about 100 responses. If only I can get that same kind of assignment completion rate!
I asked them three questions:
Let me end here with sharing with you my resource page. For easier navigation, I have also added it as a main page in the tabs above, allowing you to access it anywhere on the site.
Hope my resources help you!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out! I'd love to collaborate!
Wishing all of you and your loved ones are doing well and healthy!
I'm Jayson, a high school social science teacher with a strong passion for social justice and public education issues.