How could you prepare your students for success?
What could you get going in twenty minutes?We know you’re short of time. In the Downloads section you’ll see some 20 minute tasks (.pdf, .docx or Google Doc formats – for Google Docs please save a copy – you do not need to request ‘edit access’) with practical ideas to get going with each of the following three areas:
1) Create and share a study/engagement/task plan with key dates and timesKnowing what is coming up and when it’s happening is important to every student. Set clear expectations in terms of the amount of time required for both directed and self-directed learning activities each week.
Professor Mark Brown, DCU: ”Make sure they have enough time. Set clear expectations in terms of the amount of time required for both directed and self-directed learning activities each week. Ensure your students understand whether they have enough time to continue their online study on top of existing commitments, particularly in light of changing circumstance.”
2) Start a central place for sharing helpful links, guidance, support
3) Create community and collegiality
Hannah Tyreman, Chartered College of Teaching: “The methods you choose should take into account the age and nature of the learners you’re working with as well as all necessary safeguarding considerations. You may send an email, social media message, or text each morning or perhaps a newsletter summary at the start of the week instead.”
Your task (10-15 mins)We have shared a few simple ideas above that could help support or engage with your students, and prepare them for success as they transition to online learning. You’ll find the 20 minute task ideas and other linked resources to explore at the bottom of this step. What other student support ideas or resources do you have? Please share, read and respond.
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