Quick, meaningful assignments for students to do at home during school closures:
During this unprecedented school shut-down, teachers and parents around the world are scrambling for lesson plans and project ideas which are genuinely useful learning opportunities, but which are fast and easy to implement.
I have been a full-time English teacher in middle and high school for 16 years, and to help in this sudden homeschooling and distance learning online course effort our globe is facing, here are two projects which can provide actual reflection, foster student leadership and self-motivation, and encourage growing writing skills.
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Online Learning Resource 1:
Daily Journal Template and Instructions
Distance Learning Resource 2:
Accomplishment Chart Template and Instructions
Bonus At-Home Assignments:
Here are 40 Art Prompts for students who want creative inspiration at the same time as a tour of famous sites around the world!
Sending energy to all of you, and feel free to be in touch with any questions or comments about these distance learning projects.
The author, Lillie Marshall, is 6-foot-tall National Board Certified Teacher of English from Boston who has been a public school educator since 2003. She launched TeachingTraveling.com in 2010 to share expert global education resources, and over 1.6 million readers have visited over the past decade. Lillie also runs AroundTheWorld L.com Travel and Life Blog, and DrawingsOf.com for educational cartoons. Do stay in touch via subscribing to her monthly newsletter, and following @WorldLillie on social media!