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Start Remote Teaching with Confidence: Tips for Your Virtual Classroom

The start of a new school year often brings a mix of excitement and nervousness, and these feelings can be amplified when entering into the less familiar world of remote teaching. Even though we love what we do and are confident in our skills, teaching remotely can feel very different and a bit intimidating.

In this collection of articles, we will provide you with resources and strategies to help you start your remote-teaching experience with confidence. Just as many teachers like to head into school a few days early to set up their classrooms, we will begin by sharing strategies for getting your virtual classroom ready. We’ll explain how to set up a communication plan, how to choose your teaching platform, and how to best design your remote-learning space. Feeling good about your remote classroom can go a long way toward settling those first-day jitters, and it can allow you to look forward to what matters most: your students.

Manage Your Teacher Workload in a Remote-Learning World

Explore strategies to reduce your teacher workload to save time and effort.

Tips 12 min K-12

Start With the Big Picture When Planning for Hybrid Learning

Plan for hybrid learning to maximize your time and build connections with students.

Tips 15 min K-12

Design Flexible Lessons for Hybrid Learning

Explore five flexible lesson design models to enhance hybrid learning.

Tips 15 min K-12

Prepare to Pivot: Teaching During a Pandemic

Review five tips for preparing your classroom and your students for a sudden pivot to a different learning model.

Tips 15 min K-12

The AVID Open Access Back-to-School Toolkit

Explore resources, tips, and strategies to help you prepare for the start of the school year regardless of format (face-to-face, remote, or hybrid).

Tips 15 min K-12

Establish Your Communication Plan

Review these best practices and tips for establishing an effective communication plan for teachers, students, and parents.

Tips 7 min K-12

Choose Your Remote-Teaching Platform

Explore options for choosing the appropriate remote-teaching platform for self-paced or live virtual teaching.

Tips 5 min K-12

Choose Your Live Remote-Teaching Delivery Tool

Choose a video communication tool that will best support live virtual teaching and learning.

Tips 15 MIN K-12

Choose Your Self-Paced Remote-Learning Delivery System

Choose a digital delivery system that will best support self-paced, virtual teaching and learning.

Tips 15 min K-12

Design Your Live Remote Classroom

Design a live virtual teaching experience that sets teachers and students up for success.

Tips 15 MIN K-12