3 Ways to Successfully Begin your Virtual or Homeschool Year

3 Ways to Successfully Begin your Virtual or Homeschool Year

1. Pay attention to virtual classroom rules

a. Get help – ask you your teachers

b. Teachers will have a normal set of rules

c. Know the appropriate time to contact your teachers

d. If you can’t make it to class because wi-fi goes out, or appointment or something – let the teachers know and watch recorded lessons


a. Have rules and post them

b. Set expectations for the day/time period

What is one of your own rules that has really helped you? What will you begin to implement about classroom rules, homeschool or virtual?

2. Classroom etiquette

a. DO NOT SPAM – in chat

b. Use the raise hand button – ONCE

c. Depending on Program – don’t take control, only on mic with questions that pertain to lesson

d. If you are on camera – make sure you are properly dressed and background is appropriate

e. For homeschool and virtual– set rules for the space when you are doing school, just like a classroom would have. This will help set the basic idea of what should happen in a group setting. Remember the rules that you posted? Refer your kiddos back to the rules so that they remember. It will take a bit for them to transition and treat everything super seriously, but they will get it.

What other classroom etiquette ideas have you implemented?

3. Set up the environment

a. Set up designated spot – use some painter’s tape to section of the “school” area

b. Free of distractions

c. Headphones are necessary

d. Try blue screen glasses if need be.

What motivational posters and items do you have within the “home” classroom environment?

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