When we transitioned rather abruptly to online school last Spring, I wanted to make sure that I kept my students connected with one another in our new virtual classroom. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that, but I knew two things right away:
1) I was NOT going to teach in my meetings.
2) My class meetings needed to be about connection and shared experiences.
When I was teaching online last year, I tried to make our class meetings about connection and shared experiences. Games were an important part of that! I wanted to share some of the games played in our class meetings so you can get in on the fun too!
If you’re anything like me, your eyes start to glaze over when you’ve been looking at a screen for too long. This online learning business is not what I signed up for! It’s not what my students and their families signed up for either. The longer I spent teaching online, the more I realized just how much screen time my students were getting between school assignments and leisure activities. I started to challenge myself to find ways to get kids learning in the online environment with as little screen time as possible.