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We often face challenging behavior when teaching students in a physical classroom, don't we? But what if students do not behave the way we would like them to during online classes?
Here are some situations that can happen during an online lesson:
If you are familiar with these or those manifestations of "challenging behavior", read on. Today, we are sharing with you some strategies to help prevent unwanted student behavior while teaching online.
Become a motivation guard!
It seems obvious, but in practice, creating an environment where everyone feels safe and respected can be quite difficult.
Creating a positive online learning environment means that you focus on trust and connect with your students so that they understand that you care about them.
Trust is based on a two-way relationship, and as a teacher, you can build it in your online classroom.
To create a positive environment during the online lessons, try the following:
It takes time to build trusting relationships, and students don't always expect the teacher to take care of them, so sometimes we have to work a little harder to gain their trust.
You probably know how to set expectations for students in physical classrooms, but many colleagues aren't sure how to do it in a virtual environment. It works this way!
Tell your students and make sure they understand what you expect from them when it comes to appropriate online behavior.
Create clear and understandable rules and explain the consequences of violating them. You can do this with students, but these should be rules that all students agree on. And it's best to do this before you start teaching online. Or you can create a short presentation that describes these rules in an interesting way.
Involving students in the creation of these rules is our best way because they "invest" in their creation and feel that they are an integral part of it because they helped to create them.
12 tasks to motivate students
Most people like a certain sequence and routine in their lives. Students and teachers are no exception. Therefore, when it comes to learning, the process is no different. We all want to know what to expect from an online lesson.
Answer the following questions:
If you know the answers to these questions, you will be able to establish a clear and understandable routine, as well as regularity in your classes.
Why is this really important? When students know what to expect, they connect to the lesson and feel safe with a clear understanding of your expectations. This relieves them of stress, embarrassment, or lack of control over the situation.
No one likes boring lessons or lectures. Online tutorials can also be boring if you don't understand how to use and don't use the tools you have on hand.
At the same time, online classes can be extremely interesting for your students if you take the time to learn what tools and tasks are there to keep your students interested.
Using spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and long lectures can distract your students from the lesson, and they will move on to more exciting things that they can easily access in seconds.
Here are some easy ways to get your students more involved in online learning:
Believe it or not, preparation and planning are one of the most important strategies to prevent challenging student behavior in online classes.
Most of the complications and difficulties with student behavior during online classes occur due to a lack of preparation.
It is not just about proper lesson planning, but also about knowledge of technology, tools, and a basic understanding of how to manage students on an online platform. When you know how this technology works, and you use it confidently, your classes will go smoothly.
Your ability to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly helps to avoid many difficulties! Make sure you know all the ins and outs of the software, and then you can teach students how to use the resources you offer.
It's not crucial to set the rules at the beginning of the course.
It is a good idea to invlove students in creating the rules.