Summary: This article provides some suggestions as to how to build community while learning remotely. Some of the same activities that would be used in face-to-face learning can also be adapted to online learning. Some examples include using cyber icebreakers, creating classroom rules and procedures, creating class traditions, doing collaborative projects, and maintaining individual relationships.
Source: Susan Yergler, Edutopia, August 17, 2020
Description: “Creating a strong classroom culture is priority number one during the first weeks of school. This year should not be any different—in fact, creating connections and a sense of belonging has never been more important. And yet, as coronavirus numbers soar, many schools are opting to return at least partly to remote learning in the fall. So, how can we create a positive classroom culture when we can’t even see our students face-to-face? It’s going to take a mixture of adapting the old tried-and-true beginning-of-the-year traditions to digital media and creating whole new practices and activities.”