Five tips for keeping students engaged in hybrid learing

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With a new school year starting and brand new styles of learning being introduced, it is difficult to know how students will respond. One major point of concern how will teachers be able to keep students engaged while they are split between learning in the classroom and at home? We’ve put together a list of 5 tips to help.

Tip #1 Make sure everyone is seen and heard

When is comes to staying motivated, connection is key. Making sure that everyone is seen and heard from anywhere not only creates a sense of community, but it keep students engaged in lessons.

Tip #2 Assign work on the same platform no matter what

 Having a common place that students can go to turn in lessons or collaborate helps them stay on track, and helps them set expectations no matter what learning environment they are in. LMS platforms can play a huge part in keeping everyone connected and engaged in any classroom set up.

Tip #3 Build in time for passion projects

Giving students time to focus on the things that interest them most helps them stay engaged and encourages them to find connections between what they are learning and how it applies to the things that interest them. A great way to make time for this is to add in genius hours. Click here to read our post about genius hours

Tip #4 Have a discord for students to discuss their coursework

One thing students miss out on when they are at home is collaborating with their peers. Having  a discord where they are encouraged to problem solve with their peers can help students sty connected.

Tip #5 Make time for social engagement and fun

Socializing plays an important role in school, and in development as a whole. While students in a hybrid classroom can’t always see each other face to face, having time to chat and have fun together can make a big difference when they do eventually return to the classroom.

What other ways have you seen teachers motivating students in remote classrooms? Let us know in the comments below.

Sources:

https://www.edutopia.org/article/lessons-summer-teaching-hybrid-classroom

https://www.edutopia.org/article/science-keeping-kids-engaged-even-home

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