Parents, and their new role in your new class mode.
We used to see parents at the beginning and end of the day. We took pains to make sure that we involved them when we needed to but, they mostly left us to it.
That’s all changed now. With the coronavirus forcing schools around the world to close a new reality has arisen. Parents are now partners in teaching and learning.
The context in which we are working has changed and, as a result, so has the context in which we work with our parents and community.
How do we manage these "relevant opportunities for parents/ carers to be involved in their children’s learning?" (3.7)
In this episode, I delve into focus areas 3.7 and 7.3 as we explore how and what we need to do to work effectively with this new reality.
We touch on:
- Boundaries and how you enforce them. The usual cues of bells, timetables, walls and classroom doors have vanished. What measures can you put in place to establish new ones in this online, digital environment?
- How might the time you spend with your students be different? Will we still have a timetable?
- How might the technology at home impact on who you can work with when?
- What support do parents need to support their students?
- What tools are out there to help you see student work, mark it and send it back… whilst still using pen and paper?
Scroll down to access further reading and support.
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Further Reading and Support
Older Episodes Mentioned in this one:
- #057: Lessons in Online Learning for Classroom Teachers
- #052: 5 Tips to Create Balance in your Teaching Day with Ellen Ronalds Keene
- #051: Setting Boundaries to Increase Impact
- #009: Top Tools and Tips for Taking and Using Photos in your ePortfolio
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