After a few weeks of distance learning, it’s safe to say that Zoom has become my new classroom. Just as with any new classroom, I know how important it is to establish clear expectations and procedures in order to make sure that we can get the most out of every lessons. After a few weeks of Zoom-based teaching with my students, I felt comfortable turning this evolving set of expectations into an easy-to-understand visual that gets shared before each lesson.
This six-part set of guidelines came together after all of the trial and error that comes from building the plane as you fly it. I’m sure this will continue to evolve as time goes on, but feel free to use it in your distance learning teaching!