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How to Reengage Students in a Virtual Classroom

 

By Scholastic Classroom Magazine Editors

Source: Scholastic Classroom Magazines

You’re one of the educators inspiring us every day with your innovative approaches to teaching in the virtual classroom. We’ve seen your wonderful ideas and incredible flexibility as you pivot to new learning settings. To help you prepare for back-to-school, we’re sharing some of our favorites with you—along with free digital versions of nonfiction articles from Scholastic Classroom Magazines that will bring joy to your students wherever they are.

Stay Connected When You’re Socially Distant

Foster a meaningful community with your students and their families:

- Connect by mail—send a postcard or letter and make a child’s day.

- Enlist volunteers to get students involved and give them a stake in class success.

- Provide video or audio feedback on students’ work—this can be done on many learning platforms

Help Students Adapt to Learning from Home

Get your class acclimated to their new learning environment:

- Show them how to make an at-home desk space.

- Open up about what’s happening in your world as a teacher.

- Invite them to collaborate on new class rules—they’ll love being in charge!

Use Technology for Fun New Routines

Bring structure and connectedness to the school day with technology, now that students are more accustomed to using it.

- Record instructional videos that reflect your personal teaching style.

- Have daily morning meetings to let students catch up with each other.

- Host lunchtime read-alouds. How about a crazy hair day or sing-along?

And don’t forget your own routines—schedule online coffee breaks with your colleagues to stay supported.

Add Positive Reframing to Your Toolkit

Accentuate the positive. It’s a great social-emotional learning message and research shows it works.

- Start with a class discussion: Can you find any silver linings in being at home during this time?

- Have kindness challenges—students perform a kind act and write about it.

- Invite kids to create videos or photo essays about the impact they’re having in their household or community.

Create Learning Excitement with Stories

Ready to engage your virtual learners? Captivate them with these FREE nonfiction stories from Scholastic Classroom Magazines that feature real kids who overcome challenging situations.

Talen’s Got Talent (Grades 2–3): He’s an enthusiastic performer who also has a stutter.

The Unstoppable Ruby Bridges (Grades 4–6): She was a 6-year-old civil rights pioneer.

Thirst (Grades 6–8): Meet a teenager who couldn’t go to school until a well came to her village.

Living with Anxiety (Grades 7–12): High-schoolers share their experiences and how to cope.

Engage Students with Us All Year Long!

Now that you’ve got must-try ideas for reengaging students in the virtual classroom, get the powerful, flexible digital resources you need throughout the school year with Scholastic Classroom Magazines. Enjoy full access to our easy-to-use digital platform that lets you share texts, videos, activities & more with students and their families. Just choose what’s right for you: NEW Digital-Only subscriptions or Print + Digital subscriptions that include thrilling print magazines for every student.

Now offering digital-only subscriptions. Call 1-800-387-1437 for digital-only pricing.
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You’re one of the educators inspiring us every day with your innovative approaches to teaching in the virtual classroom. We’ve seen your wonderful ideas and incredible flexibility as you pivot to new learning settings. To help you prepare for back-to-school, we’re sharing some of our favorites with you—along with free digital versions of nonfiction articles from Scholastic Classroom Magazines that will bring joy to your students wherever they are.

Stay Connected When You’re Socially Distant

Foster a meaningful community with your students and their families:

- Connect by mail—send a postcard or letter and make a child’s day.

- Enlist volunteers to get students involved and give them a stake in class success.

- Provide video or audio feedback on students’ work—this can be done on many learning platforms

Help Students Adapt to Learning from Home

Get your class acclimated to their new learning environment:

- Show them how to make an at-home desk space.

- Open up about what’s happening in your world as a teacher.

- Invite them to collaborate on new class rules—they’ll love being in charge!

Use Technology for Fun New Routines

Bring structure and connectedness to the school day with technology, now that students are more accustomed to using it.

- Record instructional videos that reflect your personal teaching style.

- Have daily morning meetings to let students catch up with each other.

- Host lunchtime read-alouds. How about a crazy hair day or sing-along?

And don’t forget your own routines—schedule online coffee breaks with your colleagues to stay supported.

Add Positive Reframing to Your Toolkit

Accentuate the positive. It’s a great social-emotional learning message and research shows it works.

- Start with a class discussion: Can you find any silver linings in being at home during this time?

- Have kindness challenges—students perform a kind act and write about it.

- Invite kids to create videos or photo essays about the impact they’re having in their household or community.

Create Learning Excitement with Stories

Ready to engage your virtual learners? Captivate them with these FREE nonfiction stories from Scholastic Classroom Magazines that feature real kids who overcome challenging situations.

Talen’s Got Talent (Grades 2–3): He’s an enthusiastic performer who also has a stutter.

The Unstoppable Ruby Bridges (Grades 4–6): She was a 6-year-old civil rights pioneer.

Thirst (Grades 6–8): Meet a teenager who couldn’t go to school until a well came to her village.

Living with Anxiety (Grades 7–12): High-schoolers share their experiences and how to cope.

Engage Students with Us All Year Long!

Now that you’ve got must-try ideas for reengaging students in the virtual classroom, get the powerful, flexible digital resources you need throughout the school year with Scholastic Classroom Magazines. Enjoy full access to our easy-to-use digital platform that lets you share texts, videos, activities & more with students and their families. Just choose what’s right for you: NEW Digital-Only subscriptions or Print + Digital subscriptions that include thrilling print magazines for every student.

Now offering digital-only subscriptions. Call 1-800-387-1437 for digital-only pricing.
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You’re one of the educators inspiring us every day with your innovative approaches to teaching in the virtual classroom. We’ve seen your wonderful ideas and incredible flexibility as you pivot to new learning settings. To help you prepare for back-to-school, we’re sharing some of our favorites with you—along with free digital versions of nonfiction articles from Scholastic Classroom Magazines that will bring joy to your students wherever they are.

Stay Connected When You’re Socially Distant

Foster a meaningful community with your students and their families:

- Connect by mail—send a postcard or letter and make a child’s day.

- Enlist volunteers to get students involved and give them a stake in class success.

- Provide video or audio feedback on students’ work—this can be done on many learning platforms

Help Students Adapt to Learning from Home

Get your class acclimated to their new learning environment:

- Show them how to make an at-home desk space.

- Open up about what’s happening in your world as a teacher.

- Invite them to collaborate on new class rules—they’ll love being in charge!

Use Technology for Fun New Routines

Bring structure and connectedness to the school day with technology, now that students are more accustomed to using it.

- Record instructional videos that reflect your personal teaching style.

- Have daily morning meetings to let students catch up with each other.

- Host lunchtime read-alouds. How about a crazy hair day or sing-along?

And don’t forget your own routines—schedule online coffee breaks with your colleagues to stay supported.

Add Positive Reframing to Your Toolkit

Accentuate the positive. It’s a great social-emotional learning message and research shows it works.

- Start with a class discussion: Can you find any silver linings in being at home during this time?

- Have kindness challenges—students perform a kind act and write about it.

- Invite kids to create videos or photo essays about the impact they’re having in their household or community.

Create Learning Excitement with Stories

Ready to engage your virtual learners? Captivate them with these FREE nonfiction stories from Scholastic Classroom Magazines that feature real kids who overcome challenging situations.

Talen’s Got Talent (Grades 2–3): He’s an enthusiastic performer who also has a stutter.

The Unstoppable Ruby Bridges (Grades 4–6): She was a 6-year-old civil rights pioneer.

Thirst (Grades 6–8): Meet a teenager who couldn’t go to school until a well came to her village.

Living with Anxiety (Grades 7–12): High-schoolers share their experiences and how to cope.

Engage Students with Us All Year Long!

Now that you’ve got must-try ideas for reengaging students in the virtual classroom, get the powerful, flexible digital resources you need throughout the school year with Scholastic Classroom Magazines. Enjoy full access to our easy-to-use digital platform that lets you share texts, videos, activities & more with students and their families. Just choose what’s right for you: NEW Digital-Only subscriptions or Print + Digital subscriptions that include thrilling print magazines for every student.

Now offering digital-only subscriptions. Call 1-800-387-1437 for digital-only pricing.
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