When I think about the Instructional Habits embedded into Powerful Teaching and Learning, I can think of about 1000 ways they apply to our current “distance learning” situation. Each time I post, I hope to share one way in which these habits are helping me to provide instruction to my own children, and to help keep learning present in our household during these trying times.
These first few weeks, we are working on establishing routines for learning in an environment that has many purposes other than learning. We have selected a comfortable space, and have settled into a morning check-in routine, followed by independent work time. Our brains are wired to respond to predictability, and benefit from knowing what to expect. This is a critical aspect of learning; our environment needs to feel safe and comfortable. I know for me, where I choose to work definitely impacts my focus and productivity!
Please stay healthy and safe, and check back for more Habits of instruction to help survive this current reality.