Distance Learning can be hard, especially as a New Teacher. I still remember the day I found out we were going to start the year Distance Learning:
I was scared.
Back then, I was scared that I was going to fail. That my students would learn nothing. Or that I would not be enough. I feared Failure. Eventually, I realized something that made me change my mind. And it gave me the drive to do better.
We are all scared.
I started to think of the Veteran teachers who had been teaching for years. And how they were now terrified because they didn’t know about Google Drive.
I also thought about those New Teachers who came into this year with high hopes of their first year. Only to find out that what they had learned in College would not apply this year.
So I prepared.
I stayed up late and made as many resources as I could that would help other teachers. And I researched ClassDojo and came up with ways to use it for Distance Learning. After that, I set up a training for my school to better prepare them for the months to come.
That was 4 weeks ago.Read more