I know its 2020 and we are faced with unique challenges . So my question is about the hybrid model of learning our district is using to see if anyone else has ideas . We currently waiting until after Labor Day to stare t and when we start we will have the A- K students in our class on Monday and Tuesday , Wednesday will be remote ,and Thursday and Friday we will have the L-Z students in the class. So we are faced with do you teach or do exactly the same thing with each group (resulting in a semester course actually being 36 days of "regular
learning" if such a thing exists in 2020 , or do you go on and assign that material / activity on line to the students who are not there ( meaning each student has 36 days [roughly] of in class time - 36 days of
work from home , and 18 days of either remote (via Zoom) or on Wednesdays we can do small group instruction [either in person or via zoom] . Any suggestions /strategies anyone is using would be greatly appreciated . After 35 years of teaching , I fell like a new teacher walking into the classroom for the first time .
Which I think can be both refreshing and scary.
In your case, I would recommend that you do asynchronous learning with the kids you are not seeing face to face that day. If they don't have Internet, the fact that you are going to see them some of the days will allow you to put a packet or a Book of Knowledge into their hands for working on their own at home. For those who have Internet there are some great resources out the there to help with asynchronous learning. I think kids want structure. So as much as you can provide it, that would be great.
Good luck! I am interested to see what others think.