Learning from home has been one of the ways students have continued their studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning to in-person learning means students may have different levels of skills and knowledge, with the disadvantaged students exhibiting greater losses.
Teachers will need to develop ways to align instructions and offer extra support to where each student is in their learning path. If you are a teacher, here are some strategies that you can incorporate into classroom learning to help students focus on instructions, maintain clarity, and retain the lesson materials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Learning Assessments
Learning and recovery will require gathering information about your students and evaluating it. This will help you find out what students know, what they understand, and what they can do. When you perform a classroom assessment, you can adjust your instructions to suit your students’ level. You can also provide constructive criticism that will help in learning recovery.
2. Repeat Previous Lessons
Repeating some lessons taught in class can help activate the students’ memory after the long break. It will also increase the retention of the lesson material and help students to focus more.
3. Talk About COVID-19 and Address Your Students Fears
When students come back to class, they may have certain fears stemming from a lot of information from different sources. These fears, if not addressed, may affect how the students learn and perform in class.
Reminding the students to consider their sources of information is one of the ways to address the problem. Letting them know that they can reach out to you and get in touch with an expert like a counselor will also help.
Students have been affected in one way or another by the pandemic, and as part of learning and recovery, teachers need to adopt new ways to effectively get back to classroom learning. The goal is for students to concentrate, maintain clarity, and retain information while dealing with pandemic restrictions.
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