I can’t believe it has been almost 2 years since I last wrote in this blog! Life has been incredibly busy. I am now a classroom teacher (not a substitute anymore), and I am teaching grade 6 at the moment. My heart is still set on younger grades, but I am having fun teaching 6.
This year things got even more complicated with Covid-19. What a mess! 2020 will definitely leave its mark on our lives. Teaching in this crisis was a mix of adventure, frustration and lots of hard work. I can’t believe that in just a couple of weeks, teachers all over the world had to redefine their teaching strategies as they transferred their classrooms to an online setting.
I think the hardest part for me was the socio-emotional aspect of teaching online. Not being able to be there for my students and reassure them in person was hard. Yes, I kept contact through Google Meet, telephone calls and regular emails, but it isn’t the same… and they felt it!
However, no matter how steep the learning curve, and how hard the experience was, it also brought along some positives. I am now very confident working with Google Classroom and all of its apps. I discovered new ways to bring excitement to my lessons and keep students engaged. I redefined my strategies and created resources that will enable me to continue to keep my lessons interesting. Those resources include videos to teach certain math concepts, which I will be sharing with you in this blog.
Math Video – Measuring Angles With a Protractor
The first video I will share explains how to use a protractor to measure angles. The video is very simple and short, but is a very useful tool for students to review this skill. Also, if you share it on your online classroom, students will be able to go back to it and refresh their memories every time they need it.
I hope you enjoyed this small treat. Please stay tune for the next one, coming very soon!
If you have any suggestions for new videos, please leave me a note in the comments below.
Thanks for reading! Take care, stay safe, and be happy!