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Best Practices

While reading the Best Practices article, I could not help but think, these are best practices regardless of the method of delivery of information to the students.   Teachers, in-person and online, should be “highly qualified”.  As a classroom teacher, I see students who need assistance in many ways and I go the “extra mile” … Continue reading Best Practices

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Best Practices

I enjoyed reading the articles this week and I was not surprised to read that many of the characteristics found in an effective face-to-face teacher are the same as those found in an effective online teacher.  As I was reading the articles, I felt like I had a lot of “duh” moments.  Of course an … Continue reading Best Practices

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Best Practices

While reading the articles, I had to chuckle at one of the similarities suggested by both as best practices. Both articles included having knowledge of the online technology. At first I thought, how silly is that to have to mention. Isn’t that obvious, why take time to point out that an ONLINE teacher should know … Continue reading Best Practices

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Best Practices in Online Teaching

After reading through this week’s assignment it is clear that those practices that make for “good” teaching in the face to face classroom environment are also considered to be practices that would lead to an effective virtual learning experience.  The similarities between the two are obviously overwhelming.  As classroom teachers we are also expected to … Continue reading Best Practices in Online Teaching

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Best Practices

After reviewing the articles and having spent the last two summers teaching online classes, I do think the authors of both articles hit on some key points that need to be considered by those who want to excel in online teaching.  While good teaching on all fronts is about strong content knowledge and a desire … Continue reading Best Practices

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Best Practices in Teaching

This week in reading about best practices, I come to the conclusion that there are more similarities than differences between online teaching and face-to-face teaching.  The very first practice mentioned is ‘going the extra mile’ to support student learning.  I pray that most people in this profession live by this motto for the betterment of … Continue reading Best Practices in Teaching

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Best Practices

I enjoyed both readings this week. The Michigan Virtual study supported my belief that a good virtual teacher is very similar to a good face to face teacher. I can see that the time used by each type of teacher would be divided up quite differently.  The face to face teacher spends most of their … Continue reading Best Practices

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