We asked teachers to share their practice in these times of remote learning, and SS Math teacher Aj.Lucy shared her amazing approach and methodology.
We know that the students appreciate such dedication and skill, but as a community we also want too add a huge thank you to Aj.Lucy and all the Prem teachers who are striving to make their online lessons as engaging as possible!
Below Aj. Lucy describes her remote teaching process:
“I’ve been using a ‘Dialogue Sheet’ with each of my classes and video to explain how to use it. The idea is to register and reflect on lessons in one place that we all have access to, in some sense, it’s our ‘classroom’, we begin and end lessons there and if we are not in a ‘Meet’ during the lesson then it’s a place where students can ‘put their hand up’ by asking the teacher to call – they can also ask for a call at the end of the day (just as we would have help sessions after school in our classroom).
I record a short ‘introduction to the lesson’ for each lesson that I upload to the ManageBac lesson plan on the morning of the lesson, for authenticity. This means that even students who cannot attend the lesson at the time it takes place have a more connected and shared experience when they are catching up and students can go back and remind themselves about the lesson if they need to.
If students identify something in the dialogue sheet that they are having difficulty with then I make videos to help them and upload them in the next lesson, I think it is reassuring for students to hear their own teacher explaining something that they are finding difficult.
We do, of course, use Google Meet and Hangout calls, but also digital platforms for maths such as MangaHigh , Khan Academy and Kognity that give instant feedback to students on answers and allow us to digitally monitor participation. These give students the added possibility to explore more maths independently if they find themselves with extra time on their hands…”