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Create engaging learning experiences

Try these tips and tools

Planning iconPlanning

  • Start with small class sizes
  • Be specific and unique in your description- no surprises, no copying
  • Plan what you are teaching (start to finish)
  • Check that your plan aligns to your class description
  • Practice your lesson and pace. (create private class section)
  • Incorporate one tool or resource at a time
  • Plan for the ‘what if’ scenarios
  • Plan for breaks between sessions. (email if more than 3 minutes late)

Planning iconClassroom Management

  • Greet each student as they enter
  • Check name pronunciation
  • Have a friendly and welcoming tone
  • Set and review behaviour expectations. (visually and verbally)
  • Standardize your class routine
  • Enable and disable mic, whiteboard tool, chat, etc. preferences
  • Take action on mute, unmute, chat, redirection, etc. right away
  • Have a plan for inattention, bullying, tech issues, unprepared, etc.
  • Don’t forget to introduce yourself to help build a rapport

Planning iconInstruction

  • Develop and maintain a fluid class structure. (clear beginning, middle, end)
  • Speal clearly and slowly
  • Engaging non-verbal body language
  • Use questioning and tools for engagement- Participation
  • Teach what you know, have experience in, are confident about
  • Use strategies that match your teaching style and class topic
  • Be mindful of being recorded ( parents usually watching and listening)
  • Check for understanging often
  • Respond equally to all learners

Planning iconProfessionalism

  • Use a separate email for Outschool
  • Respond to parent communication within 24 hours
  • Build communication time into your schedule
  • Respond professionally to all communication
  • Read and follow all documents in Outschool’s Teacher Guide
  • Communicate if you miss class due to emergency- reschedule ASAP
  • Respond professionally to low parent ratings
  • Show empathy/understanding in sticky situations. (tech issues, etc.)
  • Be mindful you are providing a paid service- give good experience

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