As many teachers are relying on digital learning, we wanted to share some useful tips on how to keep students engaged.
- Joy of learning
Your enthusiasm shines through to your students, so bring joy and excitement in your learning. Whether you are sitting in front of a screen or in front of the class physically, being engaged and curious in learning inspires your pupils to want to learn and do the tasks with the same attitude.
Design your lessons and tasks around engagement and participation. Encourage your students to engage with one another during their tasks. A good example is when your students have finished their Ludenso Create models and they should present it to each other in smaller groups through video. Tools such as Flipgrid or Whereby are good and easy video tools where students can meet and give feedback to one another directly. Alternate with different reflection models with low and high activities.
- Break down your class in more parts
The attention span is typically shorter than in the classroom, so consider breaking down your lessons in smaller sessions. If you’re working on a Ludenso model, you can explain the step in 15 minutes over video, then ask your students to go out in smaller groups or ask them to finish the task individually. Regroup after 45 minutes to get a full class discussion about the task they just finished. You’ll be able to see their progress as well as giving them some alternation instead of getting very exhausted very quickly from being on video all day - that includes you as a teacher!
- Stretch your legs
Sitting behind a computer and teaching on video can lead us to forget that we need to stretch our legs. Why not stretch your legs a little with your students? Find a quick 5 minute stretching exercise on the Headspace app or on Youtube and get your students to stretch.
- Voice and Choice
Give your pupils the opportunity to have their say and offer them a choice in what they are working with. If you have several modules with several different topics you could offer your students to choose the theme. Remember it’s not a choice whether they should work or not, but it’s a choice on what to work with. Vary it through fun, creative and deep-concentration tasks.
- Reflection is key
Learning shouldn’t only be focused around sending out information to the students, but it is just as important to understand why we are learning, to experience how we apply the learning and what it feels and looks like in action. Provide context before engaging in any activity of sharing new information or content. Reflecting on experience helps us understand the need for knowing or learning the new information.
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