Teachers, do you know where to start? Educators everywhere received the news from their school districts that they were expected to teach from home, delivering asynchronous lessons and synchronous lessons. This was no longer emergency teaching like we experience in the spring, 2020. Teachers all over the world started to set up virtual classroom spaces in their homes.
Why is the approach different this time?
The approach is different this time because I think the end goal is different. What do I mean by this? Nobody knew what to expect in the spring. Therefore, most of us were “flying by the seat of our pants.” We all know that’s not what we ever want to do again. And, as teachers, we are trained to reflect on our practice.
Fast forward to now, and I am so happy to see the development of virtual teaching and learning. I interviewed three amazing educators. I wanted to see their at-home virtual classroom set-ups. That’s what brings us all here, in this post. You can see first hand and hear from these amazing teachers, who have put their 100% efforts into supporting virtual learners, their colleagues, and their students’ families.
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I had the privilege to interview South Carolina, USA instructional coach, Kyla Jeter (From Teacher 2 Techie). We will see her set-up, game-changing tools, learn about engagement strategies, how she reflects on instructional delivery and supporting her team.
This is a great interview with, NJ, USA teacher, Dena Orfanitopoulos (from Miss Tech Queen). We will see her set-up, game-changing equipment, virtual teaching hacks, and how she will deliver face-to-face instruction and support her virtual students.
What a virtual classroom setup! Thank you to NJ, USA teacher, Phaedra McAllan. We will see her set-up, her dollar store finds, and talk about how she gets through virtual teaching while supporting at-home learners. Phaedra is a big advocate for mindfulness, social-emotional health, and well-being. Our discussion will also include her tips on how to maintain personal health as well as how you can try to support your students. *Please turn up the volume to ensure you can hear the speakers. I experienced some tech issues that had an impact on the audio.
Are you teaching from your home? Are you delivering your lessons from an empty classroom? Are you students hybrid? Are you 100% virtual? Are you 100% face-to-face? I would love to hear from you for a follow-up post! I am exploring this topic and searching for teachers who rock engagement, reflection, connection, self-care, family communication, and more! Whether you are teaching from your dining room, your kitchen table, or a fully furnished basement classroom, we want to see it! We are all in this together!