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How to teach during the Coronavirus pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world we live in. Coronavirus proves how interconnected we really are.
Although teachers, students, and our global community are facing incredible obstacles during this global pandemic, if we try to find a silver-lining, it is this:
From great adversity comes great strength
Schools around the world are closing in an effort to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
My school is OPEN right now
If your school is still open (or if it re-opens) and you’re able to teach in a traditional (face-to-face) whole classroom setting, here are 3 ways to encourage a growth mindset in your students to help deal with the pandemic:
1. Build Character
Show them how to develop a growth mindset and build CHARACTER during these uncertain times.
2. Work on Communication Skills
Teach them how the COMMUNICATION process works and give them strategies to communicate more effectively – whether it’s in person or from home.
Teach them CRITICAL THINKING strategies to help them analyze information, form opinions, and make decisions based on logic and high-quality information (instead of fear and emotion.)
4. Teach students how to be a Good Citizen
Talking to students about How to be a Good Citizen is important, not only for being an active student at school, but being a global citizen right now. Social Distancing and Physical Distancing only works if people actualy do it.
5. Don’t forget about student mental health
It’s important to acknowledge Covid-19 and the reality we are in.
There is no doubt that this is a global challenge with significant and scary consequences. Social distancing and physical distancing are critical.
However, it’s equally important to think about the mental health and neurodiversity of our students and colleagues during these difficult times.
Don’t forget to KEEP CALM and TEACH A GROWTH MINDSET.
My school is CLOSED
If you need to teach your students through online learning, we are working hard to prepare distance learning resources and tutorials for you.
How to keep a Growth Mindset during distance learning in a world with Covid-19 (VIDEO / SLIDESHOW)
This video is to explain to teachers and students about strategies to try as we struggle through the challenges of learning from home and online learning.
- Here’s a link to the video to explain to teachers and students what
- We’ll post the slideshow shortly
If you already have a virtual classroom (i.e. Google Classroom / Google Hangouts )
- They include Google Slides version of the slideshow that you could attach to a Google Classroom assignment.
- Note the slideshows can be quite long, so I would break it up into lessons so students don’t get overwhelmed by the length of the slideshow.
If you don’t have a virtual classroom
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- We are currently developing tutorials and we’ll announce them to our email list when they are done.
Let’s be honest. School can be tough.
Not everyone gets everything,
all of the time.
And, that’s okay. In fact, that’s great!
It’s through struggle and failure that we develop the opportunity to cultivate a growth mindset and develop grit, tenacity, and perseverance.
School can be a great opportunity for teachers to “deliver the curriculum.”
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