How to build relationships with students in remote learning environments

  • Activities typically used in the fall can be tapped throughout the year by middle and high school teachers to strengthen connections with students, writes Edutopia. These projects can also help students focus better on their work and strengthen their execution.
  • Teachers can ask students to create personal blogs, podcasts, photo albums, movies or essays that show something about their personal interests. Students could also discuss people or events that have influenced their lives or their dreams for their future, or complete a project allowing them to explore their identities.
  • Finally, educators can develop activities that help students feel more of a connection to their classmates. For example, teachers can incorporate personal things about students into the class by asking them to name their favorite songs and playing one a day. Plus, they can mention three things from the school week that caught their eye and, by naming the students involved, help each one feel see

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