Helping Educators Keep Up with the Dynamic Classroom
Teaching today looks much different than it did just a few years ago. Teachers, students, and parents alike may be accustomed to the idea of remote learning, but now there’s an indefinite back and forth between in-person and online education based on the rollercoaster of the pandemic and an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Educators and administrative staff require support at this time and will likely need assistance in the near future. Providing users with the tools they need to succeed in dynamic classroom management will not only keep them satisfied and provide peace of mind, but it will also help you nurture existing client relationships.
The current state of education
It’s hard to remember what life was like before March 2020, specifically in the educational sector. Since the start of the pandemic, students went through the wringer of uncertainty that started with an extended spring break and ended with most students finishing the school year in a remote setting.
Fast forward to fall 2021
teachers are still learning how to cope with the spontaneous changes that could occur as the pandemic continues to force the world to ride a rollercoaster of unpredictability. Educators spent most of 2020 and spring 2021 getting used to the idea of virtual and hybrid learning situations, forcing them to consider this the “new normal.” Even with COVID-19 vaccines available to adults and children aged 12 and older, the teaching staff is not in a place to dismiss remote teaching, as stated by the U.S. Census Bureau. Most have used their summer break to prepare for the inevitable – creating the dynamic classroom environment and hoping to have a seamless transition back into hybrid teaching.
How you can help
Teaching expectations have changed across the board and preparing for spontaneous changes in terms of classroom settings is essential to the success of not only the teacher but also the school and district altogether. Between the potential for in-semester shifting from in-person to virtual learning, to students exposed to COVID-19 needed to quarantine, there will always be a need to support the new normal of the dynamic classroom.
The education sector has changed. So how can you support your users in shifting to this dynamic classroom management reality?
Presenting features to your clients that work in both classroom environments is essential. Those with the ability to switch seamlessly between in-person and remote teaching, or to provide both at the same time, can better cope with the inevitable changes that will occur throughout the year. Teachers who are working in socially distanced classrooms can benefit from in-person teaching methods that utilize virtual functionality.
The bottom line is that teachers need to maintain continuity for the sake of their students and their ability to grow academically and move on to the next level of the education system. Learning opportunities should no longer be put on hold because of the pandemic — recognizing that expecting the unexpected is the best step forward can help teachers better prepare for the school year ahead. With the right digital tools and features at their disposal, they can toggle between remote and in-person learning without skipping a beat.