This school year is unprecedented in so many ways. But the main difference between 2020-2021 and previous school years is the fact that many educators are teaching virtually from home rather than in an actual classroom.
For teachers who are facilitating remote learning through videoconferencing this fall, it's important to have a space that not only looks visually appealing to your students and mirrors (to the greatest extent possible) a backdrop they might see in a real classroom, but also that is comfortable for you and will allow you to effectively maximize learning.
We searched social media for examples of great at-home classrooms and also asked educators for tips and ideas to bring a teaching space to life. Here are some insights on setting up a remote classroom this fall.
Setting Up a Virtual Classroom for Remote Teaching
Your virtual classroom setup doesn't have to be too complex. Fifth-grade teacher Ariel Goldberg (@ariel_goldberg3 on Twitter) wanted to create a space that felt as much like her actual classroom as possible and successfully did just that. She displayed books, Harry Potter trinkets, and examples of her students' artwork. Her advice to teachers in a similar situation: "Create an area for yourself that’s away from other living spaces (if possible!). It really makes the transition from work/home easier at the end of the day."
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