This week was my first week of online lessons and I will say that I learned some new tricks that I hope will be helpful to anyone teaching. I'll make the points simple.
Don't just "Be Prepared", as Boy Scout pledge or Scar's song. Be more than prepared for poor internet connections, to do a phone lesson when the student or parent may not have Skype or Messenger on FB (which are the platforms I use, since I don't have an iPhone), set yourself with a new option to teach lessons. Plus handling what a kid might ask and you have to improv on ways to help them.
Find as many ways to engage all students. I always try, yet I will have to identify other options for the rest of the week and beyond.
Encourage the parents and students during this time. We have more than usual occurring. Smile and laugh as much as you can.
Stay positive and pray. God knew the COVID virus would happen. We just trust Him.
This is just a season and we will get through the events and hopefully we will walk about as a better person. Thanks for your support. Blessings.