Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!
So…….. virtual teaching. How are you feeling? A little overwhelmed? Yeah, I see you.
I know that you feel like you’re drowning with all the new technology, new strategies, and new concerns that come with teaching virtually. I have heard it over and over. Teachers feel like they are drowning, and I don’t want anyone drowning on my watch! I’m not a very good swimmer, so I can’t be a good lifeguard, but I got together with my team and we brainstormed some ways to make virtual teaching easier.
These tips will give you some of the tools that you need to make it to dry land, and I feel like right now a good tip or two could be our saving grace. In today’s episode, I am giving you seven different ways to make virtual teaching easier.
Episode 75 Takeaways:
- Use less technology.
- Keep a daily schedule.
- Create routines with your students.
- Batch your lesson recording.
- Assign less work.
- Stop grading everything.
- Give yourself grace.
You are growing as an educator every single day. Focus on how far you have come, rather than the bumps in the road. The bumps actually helped you to learn something new, even if it hurt in the moment. You’ve learned to use all kinds of new technology and have created real relationships with a group of kids that you probably didn’t even get to meet in person. You have faced your fear of being on video and you love your class fiercely.
As far as I’m concerned, you are highly proficient. And I’d be happy to sign that observation form if you need me to.
I’d love to know what other ideas you come up with, so head over to our Instagram @notsowimpyteacher to share them with me!