One of my many character flaws, is that I, when faced with a difficulty, will often put off creating a solution in the hope that the problem I’m facing will just…disappear. One of these difficulties is one you’re probably facing right now as well–online teaching due to Coronavirus.
There was (and still is, to be honest) a big part of me that wanted to resist investing time and energy into being a better online teacher because this whole situation is temporary. Well, as Covid-19 has stretched on and on, temporary is starting to feel somewhat permanent.
I’ve realized that if I want to enjoy my time teaching and be the best teacher I can be I’ve got to put some time and effort into making the best of this situation.
One aspect of my online studio that I have neglected is making my expectations clear to my students. In the past I’ve created studio policies and guidelines, to direct student and family behavior in my studio, but these guidelines don’t really apply anymore. I need to adjust these guidelines to reflect our current social-distancing studio.
You can download my new studio policies and guidelines so you can edit and use in your own studio here.
How have you changed your studio policies to better fit your new circumstances? How have you changed as a teacher during this time? Please share in the comments so we can learn from one another!