Teaching virtually has allowed me to learn new ways of engaging students and expanded my teaching style to address learners in ways that I never knew were possible. As a special education teacher, I appreciate the time that’s provided to truly plan with my co-teachers to provide instruction that addresses the needs of our students.
Student engagement is paramount in the learning process. Using programs with digital images to catch students’ attention in addition to music prior to class while students have a chance to chat and interact with one another helps maintain engagement. I also allow students to share things that are meaningful to them at the end of class such as artwork, music, jokes, or pets. Students respond when they feel things that are important to them are important to me.
Georgia Connections Academy prepares students for a bright and successful future by providing opportunities for them to grow with access teachers and resources for support. Students are taught accountability and time management skills. LiveLesson® session recordings give students the opportunity to review and practice to ensure skills are understood. Teachers are available four days a week to ensure that they can provide support. All students are valued, and differences are appreciated.