Play games with your students
If you haven’t been doing so already, make it a goal for 2022 to start including games in your lessons. A fun and interactive game will not only help your students to engage with the content but it will also increase their motivation for learning. For some ideas on games to play with your students, check out our blog post on icebreaker games.
Create personalized lessons
This year, try to deliver lessons that are tailored to your students. Think about your students’ personalities, interests, and needs when creating your lessons. If you don’t know much about your students’ interests and goals, create a questionnaire and ask them to fill it out.
Provide a clear overview of the course
At the beginning of every new class, provide your students with a clear outline of the course. Give your students an objective that outlines what they can expect to accomplish by the end of the class and the specific steps that will be taken to reach this goal. Having an organized plan and a specific goal in mind will help your students stay focused and inspired. For more tips on organization, check out our blog post on the importance of organization.
Find creative ways to keep your students’ attention
As we enter 2022, teaching online is still popular and is not going away anytime soon. In online settings especially, student's attentions spans are short. Try to provide lessons in different ways. Offer a variety of tasks and activities. Try to incorporate surprises into your lessons! An example of a surprise can be as simple as picking your students' names out of a hat and asking them to answer a question. Surprises will get their attention and keep them on their toes.
Teachers, what are your tips for teaching online? Let us know in the comments below!