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Teaching Online

Tips on how to prepare for teaching online.

Adapting reading activities for the online classroom

  The new classroom environment, the online classroom, involves adapting the printed coursebook we have been using so far, to fit the needs and demands of online teaching and learning. When adapting materials for online use, the teacher goes through the usual procedure but with some added stages-considerations. Reading materials in particular, whether...

Online Courses Due to COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cloud with a Silver Lining

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred the adoption of distance learning at all education levels all around the world. According to the World Economic Forum “the COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world leaving 1.2 billion children out of the classroom” and thus making the mass transition to online education the only choice. Although the...

What helped me teach online

04 What helped me teach onlineThis year, as the pandemic hit and schools shut down, I had to re-invent myself as an online EFL teacher. Here’s a list of things I did to make my (and my students’) life easier. 1. Slow down Online teaching is taking all this to a new, slower, talking level. Different internet connection speeds mean that the sound doesn’t reach all students at the same...

Teaching online

Teaching online• It’s as important to keep to a routine online as offline • Get up and get dressed as if you are going out to work and keep to your lesson timetable as far as possible • Start with general housekeeping stuff – ask your students how they are, give them key information about any changes, messages for parents, check they’ve done homework, ask if they have...

The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Online

The Dos and Donts of Teaching Online  With such a rapid shift to online school, there are bound to be some mishaps … and lessons learned. We turned to our community of teachers to ask what they’re learning themselves about remote learning. Here are our favorite dos and don’ts of teaching online:   DO: Be prepared. Make sure you have good lighting so your students can see your face...