Hybrid learning has been a popular topic in education for the past year and half. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted learners around the world, hybrid learning is becoming a more popular option. It combines the best of both online and traditional classroom learning. But this trend isn’t going away. Hybrid learning is a promising future, and the benefits are unrivalled. I have seen it myself.
I’ve been an educator for 10+ years. I’ve taught in both in-person and online classrooms. I have seen the ups and downs of creating learning environments that allow my students to learn and be their best. These are my secrets to success that I share with my colleagues when they ask me about my secrets for success.
1. A positive learning culture and strong learning community should be established.
Every classroom needs a strong community. A hybrid classroom can foster a strong community of connected learners, even though we can’t hug and high-five students from a screen.
Highlighting the benefits of hybrid learning is a great way for positive environments to be created. Hybrid learning offers many benefits to students, parents, teachers, and administrators. These include increased flexibility, accessibility, as well as the ability to use innovative learning methods. If you’re considering switching to hybrid learning, make sure to communicate these benefits to your students and encourage them to get the most of this learning experience.
Kaley Zuniga has 10 years experience as a teacher and is a lifelong educator. She has taught K-5 general education, Math and Science specification, as well as Support Facilitation for Special Ed students. She is currently a Stride Inc. Content Coach and a live teacher. Her expertise includes coaching, new-teacher training and onboarding, as well as professional development. Learn more at www.trideinc.com www.stridelearning.com/learning-solutions.html.