There are many things to love about teaching with Rhode Island Connections Academy. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful on this team! Despite being remote, I feel the connections among this staff are equally as strong, if not stronger, as my experiences within a traditional brick-and-mortar school.
Teaching online provides flexibility to both teachers and students. If there is an urgent matter, it can be addressed immediately. Unlike brick-and-mortar, teachers have time to focus on what matters most—the students. Whether it is planning, communicating, or one-on-one time, we can give the students our attention when it is needed.
Getting to know each individual student helps to foster student engagement. We have several ways of communicating with students, and with the flexible schedule we are able to do this often. Webmails, phone calls, and office hours allow us the time to help students with their courses as well as encourage engagement.
Students can also attend LiveLesson® sessions where they can interact with other students in the class. Creating friendly competitions through content review games is my favorite way to encourage these interactions.