As we get ready to start a new week at school, it’s important to remember that we can’t do this alone! We need to be patient with both students and staff. A few things we can all do to insure this week goes better than the last:
Self-screening- Ensure that if you are going to a school campus, as a student or staff member, you are self-screening daily. This will help prevent the spread of Covid or other illnesses.
School materials- Parents, if your student is participation in My School Online, be sure they have all the books and supplies they need to be successful within easy reach throughout the day. I have heard that there have been issues with younger students not being able to access the materials that they need when they needed them which causes a delay in learning that can affect the entire classroom.
Instructions- My School Online teachers, I have seen instruction getting interrupted by parent’s multiple times because the parent didn’t know what the student was supposed to be doing at that time. To help reduce the amount of parent interruptions and provide more clarity for everyone on what you are currently working on, use the chat feature in Zoom to type out your instructions that way parents and students can go there to read the information instead of having to interrupt the whole class.
Interruptions- Parents, if you need to take a phone call, make sure your student is muted. One afternoon when I made it home from work before my daughter was done with class, I was guilty of this too. When you are on the phone you are disrupting your student from learning and sometimes, the whole class if your students aren’t muted.
Breathe! - Remember, this is new for all of us. It will get easier as time goes by.
Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you have about how this school year is going. I am working on scheduling meetings so that I can share my plans and ideas while addressing the concerns of all our stakeholders.
Posted on 30 Aug 2020, 17:57 - Category: Education First