224: Teaching Pandemic Kids

Do your kids work a little differently in the classroom these days?

With COVID restrictions lifting here in Ontario, teaching is finally starting to feel normal again, except for the fact that now we’re teaching pandemic kids.

Learning has looked pretty different for our students over the last two years. Many of them are used to working at home on a laptop or tablet with the freedom to walk around, go to the bathroom, and get snacks whenever they want. Others might not have had much access to technology at all and haven’t had as many opportunities to learn as their peers.

This episode is here to help you and your students settle back into your less-restricted classrooms. I’m going over what it’s like to teach kids who have experienced a different style of learning over the last two years and what we can do as teachers to help them move forward.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • Problems we’re facing in classrooms after the pandemic
  • Working with students at different levels
  • How keeping students engaged looks different
  • Having more flexibility to account for student absences
  • Simplifying content appropriately
  • How to get your students up to level
  • Supporting the heck out of your students
  • Why you need to give your students more voice and choice than before

I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited to be getting back to normal in my classroom. The last couple of years have been a rollercoaster, so don’t forget to give your kids credit for everything they’ve been through and adapted to.

If you need more support giving your students high-quality, engaging learning materials, you can find all of our science, social studies, math, and language resources at www.madlylearning.com/store.

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