Amidst the crisis the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, teachers and students are among those facing the brunt of the consequences of quarantine. Graduations have been canceled, classes are being taught online, and overwhelmed parents are desperately trying to help their children continue their education away from school.
As teachers continue to instruct their students through online platforms, it can be difficult to arrange and carry out meaningful lessons. Many students are procrastinating with assignment completion, failing to turn in assignments, or are completely giving up on finishing their education this school year. This can be frustrating for parents, students, and teachers who want the best for their classes.
To combat the social-distancing blues and to help increase student growth for the continuation of the school year, here are 10 helpful ways teachers can create meaningful lessons from a distance
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