Tips for Teaching Remotely with ST Math
Introduce: Get students excited and feeling confident by launching together
Introduce ST Math to students within the first 10 days of school. For those at home, have students share JiJi with their families and set some personal goals! Remember, allot for a grace period when transitioning from virtual to in-person and vice-versa - it takes about two weeks to establish the new routines and get back into a regular schedule.
Schedule: Create a clear, consistent plan for student use to drive learning and engage families.
When possible, avoid the hybrid model where teachers are teaching in-person and virtual students at the same time. Instead, separate the two so that teachers are able to help students as needed.
Use ST Math at least once a week. Use assignments to align and differentiate. If using the distance model, ask students to play for at least 60-90 minutes and set personal puzzle goals.
Monitor: See how your students are doing to inform your teaching
Do a quick daily data check (~5 min) along with a longer weekly data deep dive. Track progress toward program goals and determine when intervention, remediation, or extension is appropriate. Check out these data checklists for daily and weekly monitoring.
Celebrate: Wildly celebrate student wins to bring joy and boost student pride in math learning.
Engage: Communicate and celebrate with families regularly to re-enforce usage.
Support: Remember that you are not alone in this unprecedented shift to the distance learning model.
Educators are not only here to voice their perspective about what it’s like to stay motivated and remind you that each classroom functions differently, but they look to share some tips that speak to how ST Math has been effective in the midst of distance learning.
Resources for Teaching Remotely with ST Math