Even before the pandemic, texting and school communication apps—like Remind or ClassDojo—had given students and families new ways to contact teachers 24/7. But teachers like Davis say that school closures have increased the pressure to be “always on” for students and parents, as remote instruction has blurred the boundaries between work life and home life.
Teachers want to be available to their students, to clarify their questions and calm their fears. But it’s also crucial that teachers set time aside for themselves, and that schools and districts respect—and even help create—these boundaries
Developing systems that protect teacher well-being should be a priority for schools in the fall, …, as the demands of remote learning aren’t likely to disappear.
An ‘Internal Battle’ Over Boundaries
administration set a policy that teachers didn’t have to respond to messages sent after 5 p.m. until the next day.
distributing responsibility. Grade-level teams could take turns having “on” hours
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SoLAR Webinar “Learning analytics adoption in Higher Education: Reviewing six years of experience at Open University UK”
presented by Prof. Bart Rienties from the Open University, The United Kingdom.
To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/learning-analytics-adoption-in-higher-education-reviewing-six-years-of-experience-at-open-registration-105611406560
Time and date: Thursday, Jun 11, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Central European time
(11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern US time, 8:00 AM–9:00 AM Pacific US time, 4:00 PM–5:00 PM London, UK Time)
Location: Zoom (meeting URL provided in the registration email)
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10 Museums We Recommend You Visit (Using Virtual Reality)
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– Open YouTube
– Type / Voice Command: e.g. Smithsonian 360 or British Museum 360 or Ufizzi 360 and choose 360 video files suitable for the content of your course.
– e.g., Smithsonian has an excellent 360 degree tour of the Space Shuttle + narrative about the deployment of the Hubble Telescope: https://youtu.be/o3XS_5L–Qg, which can be an excellent intro to Astronomy class
– e.g., Smithsonian offers a 360 degree tour of the Museum of American History: https://youtu.be/TkUPzRB7p5g
– e.g., Ufizzi Gallery, British Museum present 360 degree tours of artifacts for Ancient History, Art, History of Art: https://youtu.be/SPeW0YWLVvE
If you need 360 degree resources for classes in the discipline you are teaching, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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National Research Council’s (2000) four types of learning environments: assessment-centered, community-centered, knowledge-centered, and learner-centered.
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10 Tips to Support Students in a Stressful Shift to Online Learning
By Kelly Field MARCH 30, 2020
- Survey students about tools and platforms.
- Co-construct your class.
- Favor asynchronous approaches.
- Go low-tech and mobile-friendly.
- Share your story.
- Offer support and resources.
- Create opportunities for students to process the moment.
- Don’t forget about students with disabilities.
- Assign self-care, and model it.