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Ten Tips for Promoting Student Engagement
During Online Sessions
Heather writes, “When designing synchronous learning sessions, plan on using that time for the construction of meaning. Avoid lecturing about information that can be obtained during asynchronous learning, and save precious online sessions as a time for students to engage in discussion and interact with you and each other. Make them a time when students apply their learning and gain clarity.” No matter which online platform you are using for synchronous learning (ie. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet), you can use the transferable strategies she discusses in this issue to bolster student engagement. Read this issue now!
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Challenging the Process
The August 13th issue of EmpowerED 3.2.1 titled “Challenging the Process” is now available. Marcia writes, “My favorite resource to use when teaching leadership is The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The real-life stories are relatable; the tips are useful and insightful; and the practices taught align to any leadership role.” In this issue she takes leadership practice three and deconstructs its components and supports them with resources from other industries, especially education. Learn more.
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Mentoring from Near and Afar
Paula writes, “Just like good teaching is good teaching whatever the delivery format, good mentoring is good mentoring no matter the format. Just ASK consultants and authors have been collaborating with and coaching each other almost exclusively from afar for over twenty years. The technology has changed over the years, but the research base and personal practical experiences have consistently guided us in designing and assessing our professional interactions over time. Whatever the age of our students, we all know how to do schooling face-to-face and many of us have lived at least part-time in a virtual world; a key is our future success in navigating mentoring from afar is the acceptance of a few realities.” See details in the Mentoring Memo.
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