If you were a distance student, what would you need to feel that your teacher was there for you? We asked teachers to join in and answer this question. Here's a look at their responses.
On the occasion of Digital Education Day, held last Friday, participants were able to attend a educational meeting moderated by our colleague Stéphanie Dionne. The meeting ended with a question to the participants: “If you were a distance student, what would you need to feel that your teacher is there for you? ". These shared their response via a form.
We have compiled for you the answers that were given during the week. We note that individualized interaction and privileged moments with the teacher are elements that students lack.
“I would need someone to talk to me alone from time to time. "
"Regular feedback, empathy, kindness"
"His presence, his listening, his availability"
“Speak to me directly, take care of my concerns. "
“To see him smile behind his screen, send me frequent feedbacks and prepare a diverse and interesting work plan for me each week. I would also like time slots to discuss everything and nothing with him, every week. "
“That he take the time to greet me personally, that there is the possibility of interacting positively during the course. May he make me feel that my presence in class is important. "
“I would like him to address me, make me feel he is happy to see me and find ways to make me feel comfortable participating and asking my questions. "
Here are also the answers that the panelists of the educational meeting shared with us.
What about you, if you were a distance student, what would you need to feel that your teacher was there for you?
We are also preparing a next one around the following question: "When you teach (or if you were to teach) at a distance, what would you need to feel that the student is involved in his learning? ". Share your opinion with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.