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Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2020 August

Lecturing on Zoom

Courses planned for the in-person classroom lead to direct questions and discussions. However, when you need to deliver some or all of that content online, it can become monotonous and students can easily disengage. Therefore, I recommend having students read the text and study the lecture slides ahead of time, so you can use the online time for review, questions, and planned discussions and activities. It will force students to be more prepared and active in the learning process, rather than passively waiting for you to deliver the content before they even begin to study the material. Teaching online takes more preparation, but you can get the hang of it if you are unable to meet face-to-face.