Education is in uncharted waters, and teachers have had to adapt quickly. I realized early in virtual instruction that I needed a template for distance learning that would be useful to me and the students.
The last time we touched base, I had just learned that my school was shutting down for a couple of weeks. That was three weeks ago, and just this past Thursday, Georgia joined other states in announcing that school would be closed for the rest of the year.
This introvert loves being at home, but not like this. The uncertainty and the difficulty in touching base with each of our students are problematic. Having to do this on top of helping my middle-schooler stay on top of his lessons seems impossible at times. I needed to simplify further.
In my last blog post, I discussed useful tech for distance learning (or remote leaning, as we were calling it then), and I advised teachers to keep it as simple as possible. I still stand by that. In the three short weeks since this began, my family has been personally touched by death from “complications from Covid-19,” and we are not alone.
All of this is creating fear and stress, so my advice stands: Keep it to one learning target a week.
To simplify this further (and to still deliver quality lessons), I’ve devised a distance learning lesson plan template that works for me and my students. It attempts to round out a full lesson on one learning target each week.
I typically give things like this to my email list only, but since we are all scrambling and overwhelmed, I’ve put this template for distance learning on TeachersPayTeachers for free. I really hope you can use it!
Grab the lesson plan template for distance learning for free HERE!
Here’s how to implement the template for distance learning
|Grab the free distance learning lesson plan template HERE!|