5 Ways to Better Manage Your Virtual Classroom
1. Structure is key.
The more structure you have in place, the less grey area students have to wander. A simple way to do this is to have a detailed outline of what you have planned for your lesson. SchoolVue makes this easy with the ability to plan your lesson in advance and share it with students. Breaking down learning into manageable chunks, and sharing with students ahead of time helps to set their expectations.
2. Establish classroom expectations.
Similar to having a solid structure, having a well-defined list of expectations will make sure students and teachers are on the same page. Teachers and students can collaborate on class expectations and notebooks together with SchoolVue. This offers students the opportunity to take ownership of their learning and behavior in class, while the teacher can fully monitor actions.
3. Address behaviors early.
Kids will be kids, there will be mishaps. The trick is not letting them become bigger distractions, SchoolVue offers the ability to restrict certain websites and applications as needed. If you have already created your classroom expectations, you can give rewards during class to those students who are abiding by the expectations. Make sure to send reminders through SchoolVue to students who are having difficulties with what was previously discussed and established.