I foster student engagement by keeping an ongoing and open line of communication. Building relationships with students and families and staying in continual communication helps keep students on track. It also helps keep me aware of any difficulties students may be experiencing so I can schedule additional LiveLesson® session times with them. Student interaction is encouraged by giving them time to chat before class begins and by using breakout rooms for learning activities.
My favorite classroom activity is using the poll pod and asking how they are feeling for the day. I enjoy this startup activity because it gives students a chance to share how they’re feeling and lets me know how their day is going. It shows them I care about them, and if they are having a bad day, I can offer encouragement and positivity.
The most rewarding part is getting to work with the best teachers and a diverse group of students from across the state! It’s also great for students to interact with a wide range of other children their age.