As I’ve seen on so many different social media posts and heard from other educators, one of the major pain points for teachers right now during distance learning is our workspaces – our home classrooms!
Home Classroom Setups for Teachers
During this distance learning journey, you’ll see teachers teaching from a variety of home classrooms – from the color coordinated and high tech to the simple dining room table. There are spaces that look like the educator brought their classroom home and those that look like they raided their child’s bedroom. Whatever the space is, it’s the actions of the educators that are important, and not the appearance.
Many of us teachers feel inadequate if we don’t have a Pinterest-worthy distance learning setup. That shouldn’t be the focus! Our distance learning spaces should contain whatever allows us to best connect with our students and provide them with the instruction and attention they deserve.
Choose Connection over Decoration
Distance learning is testing our creativity, our curriculum knowledge, and our ability to relate to our students. Some have said that in today’s world, teachers have to act like entertainers to keep their students’ attention.
This is true – even with distance learning. But whether teachers are remotely educating with laminated white paper or a white board cart, what it comes down to is the teacher’s ability to connect with their audience – their students.
Read more teacher tips for distance learning:
- Teacher Tips for Distance Learning: Week 1
- Teacher Tips for Distance Learning: Week 2
- Teacher Tips for Distance Learning: Week 3
- Teacher Tips for Distance Learning: Week 4
- Teacher Tips for Distance Learning: Week 5
By Cindy Price
Cindy Price is a veteran teacher of 26 years. She has taught kindergarten for 19 years and first grade for seven years. She was born and raised in Massachusetts, but has taught in Florida, Georgia, and now Delaware.