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Finding a remote lesson structure that works for you

Transitioning to remote learning can many times feel like each of us has to constantly reinvent the wheel and it can feel isolating trying to figure things out on your own.
Interestingly enough, based on conversations we’ve had with hundreds of teachers, we’ve come to recognize that most teachers around the world are facing very similar remote teaching challenges that revolve around how to structure a remote lesson.

Most lesson structures are usually composed of the following key lesson components: direct instruction, practice, and assessment and feedback. Your lesson structure doesn’t necessarily need to change when moving to an online environment. The actual change comes into play within the lesson structure itself — by changing how you deliver each component using different tools to accommodate your new teaching environment.

Here is an example of different ways you can deliver each lesson component:

For example, direct instruction can be replaced by a fantastic existing YouTube video or a video you film yourself and upload (You can upload to YouTube or Tailor-ED). An in-class practice can be replaced by a group Google Hangout or Flipgrid, assessments can be delivered using Google Forms, Quizlet, Quizizz, or even Kahoot. A handwritten exit ticket can be substitute with a digital one using Tailor-ED.
Tailor-ED’s lesson planner was designed to help you build a solid lesson structure with all three key components while also differentiating for the needs of your students. Using the lesson planner, you can upload videos for direct instruction, find resources for activities, and assess your students using the digital exit tickets.

See how the different lesson components exist in each Tailor-ED lesson:

It’s the best, time-saving way to build a structured differentiated lesson to meet your remote teaching challenges.