Categories: Student Engagement

Amazing Student Engagement Strategies for Hybrid Learning

“Serving two student populations at the same time. I have people joining online and joining from the classroom. Learning to work with both groups simultaneously – that was pretty difficult.”

-Orion Smith

Teaching both groups of students at the same time through hybrid learning can be overwhelming.

 Not only do you have a diverse group of students, but now you have to teach them in a variety of ways. 

For over a year now, teachers across the world have had to pivot what the face of learning and education looks like to accommodate the crisis of COVID. 

During this time teachers have been struggling to keep students engaged while also battling other obstacles on the way.

When I first entered the hybrid learning world after months of online learning, I thought that the two models would be similar. 

I also thought that the student engagement strategies that were proven to work for online learning would be efficient for hybrid learning or flipped learning.

However, that was not the case at all.

While struggling to teach both at the same time, it came to my attention that I felt like I was a circus juggling both forms of engagement at the same time. 

But after several cases of trial and error and research, I discovered several student engagement strategies for hybrid learning that will save you time and energy.

These strategies are perfect if you are feeling:

  • Overwhelmed
  • You have no idea how to keep both engaged at the same time
  • Like finding something all the kids will relate to is nearly impossible

So grab a coffee because today we are going to cover:

  • What is Student Engagement For Hybrid Learning?
  • Why is Student Engagement For Hybrid Learning Important?
  • 3 Student Engagement Strategies For Hybrid Learning That You NEED To Incorporate in Your Classroom
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Categories: Student Engagement

3 Student Engagement Strategies to Transform Online Learning

According to the World Economic Forum, over 1.2 billion children were out of the classroom when the pandemic struck. 

As a result, millions of children and teachers transitioned to online learning.

In a world where teachers were just starting to use online learning, it is no surprise that there weren’t many effective pieces of training about how to engage students in online learning.

Now after a year of teaching online, teachers are coming together to share the top student engagement strategies for online learning.

Keeping students engaged while learning online can feel like an uphill battle. 

Keeping students engaged online can feel like:

  • You are so overwhelmed that you have no idea where to start
  • You have to completely reinvent the wheel
  • It’s a constant battle to keep students logged in or paying attention all-day
  • Your idea of what would be “fun” doesn’t match what your students consider fun.

That’s why I want to share with you the Top 3 Engagement Strategies for Online Learning.

Online learning can be an unpredictable place especially in the middle of a pandemic.

We are in this together and we are stronger together. 

Whether you are just starting to teach online or have been and need some fresh ideas, grab a quick cup of much-deserved coffee, and let’s get started.

We are going to talk about:

  • What is student engagement?
  • Why is it important?
  • 5 Student Engagement Strategies For Online Learning that You Can Use Right Now

Also, download the “Ultimate Student Engagement Guide with Over 30 Student Engagement Strategies” that you can do in 5 minutes or less!

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Categories: Distance Learning

Wonderful “The Polar Express” Activities for Distance Learning

I still remember the first time I saw “The Polar Express” as a child. The movie seemed so vivid and magical that for days I seemed to play “The Polar Express” in my backyard. 

As a teacher, I realize just how magical and impactful the “The Polar Express” book and the movie are. 

As a Student Teacher, I first witnessed my first magical Polar Express Party with my Kindergarten students. My mentor had a natural knack for bringing the book to life for our students. The students seemed so engrossed in the awe behind it all that they didn’t even realize that they were learning.

Once I got my classroom, I wanted to create my own Polar Express Party for my students. In years passed, my students have enjoyed our “The Polar Express” party. Filled with Hot Chocolate, Pajamas, and Golden Tickets.

This year I worried that my Polar Express Party would end due to Distance Learning. Determined, however, I decided to adapt the party into a Digital Party. 

Just because the world is different right now, doesn’t mean we can’t create amazing memories. That’s why I wanted to share my 5 Digital Polar Express Activities I will be doing this winter to keep the ritual going. 

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