Rocking Those Virtual Classroom Spaces!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Manage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares a number of strategies for how to efficiently and effectively manage a virtual classroom. Organizational tips to make your virtual classroom work include planning your vision, using a calendar, creating announcements and meaningful assignments, and more. It all started on fine March day where we had to teach online. Without a choice, we had to teach … Read More

Building Classroom Community in a Virtual World

Melanie LaneBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Strategies for building classroom community in a virtual world include using a user-friendly online platform, teaching expectations, utilizing breakout groups, assigning roles, creating goals, having a plan for students to seek assistance, providing opportunities for communication, and celebrating successes. Learning environments are crucial for providing students with opportunities to exercise their strengths and to overcome their weaknesses. A school … Read More

Facilitating Small Group Instruction to Meet Student Needs

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Differentiate Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Small group instruction and one-on-one conferences are possible this year. Five tips to make these types of instruction happen – whether you’re fully virtual or hybrid. In my classroom, like many others, small group instruction is a cornerstone of our structure. In fact, a majority of the teaching I do is done in a small group model. I work … Read More

Emails from Educators

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: At Teach Better, we get emails from educators all over the U.S. Usually, these teachers are looking for assistance, guidance, advice, or even just someone to listen! See a few of our responses to some of the emails we’ve received about engaging students virtually, tech tools, and The Grid Method. Emails from Educators: #1  Hey –  I am a … Read More

3 Ways to Support Students Virtually

Chelsea NicolinoBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Relationship maintenance with students through a virtual environment. Three tips to support students: a virtual discussion space, a survey check-in, and videos! Teachers are resilient. We make a million decisions a day that revolve around how we can best support our students, while creating the best environment for them to learn. Until one day, our brick and mortar classrooms … Read More