Wondering whether your ‘corona efforts’ are working? Here’s a quick metric to examine against!
A sensitive teacher’s checklist for corona times –
- Have I contacted each child and asked about her/his welfare? How can I help those who seem anxious, unresponsive or not at ease or even distressed? Is there someone else I should contact? Have I helped my children understand they need not worry about how much of the course they cover during this time?
- To help my children continue their learning, what kind of interesting tasks can I create that will help them use their previous knowledge and also give them the confidence to engage?
- Have I broken up the lessons I want to teach into smaller bits that children can deal with at a time, especially when they are away from me? Have I made these fun / challenging / interesting? Have I included things that children can do with their families / siblings / friends over WhatsApp?
- Now that my children will have to do more work on their own, have I given hints to parents on what they can do to support the child?
- Have I made an easy to use progress tracker to help children keep track of what they are doing? Can they share with each other and encourage their classmates/friends?
- Can I create a sense of community among my students? Over the weeks, children have even stopped calling each other … How can I re-create their sense of togetherness?
- Am I taking care of myself, and making sure I am at my best for my children?
What would you add to this list?