The complexities of online teaching and learning run deep. That said, let’s start with some basic steps to be sure we’re getting off on the right foot.
As remote teaching and learning become more common–if not the standard in many places over the next six months–I thought it might be useful to offer some remote teaching tips to engage students in distance learning.
As far as the children on Team 1 know, their team has always been in first place. Always the best at this. These children didn’t do anything themselves to earn this, and in fact, some of them aren’t very good at fixing run-on sentences, but their team is so far ahead that it doesn’t matter. They would have to suddenly start losing many, many games in a row before there was any threat of them not being in first place.
With so many curricular and time restraints on teachers, how can we be expected to explicitly teach empathy in a meaningful way?