By Lilia Ortiz
Like many things, education changed drastically at the start of the pandemic. Teaching went from in-person to virtual almost overnight. Suddenly teachers had to learn how to teach virtually and students had to adapt to an entirely new learning environment.
Nora Stanley was in the midst of it all. Stanley, a University of Phoenix student, is a student teacher for kindergartners in Kayenta, which is part of the Navajo Nation in Navajo County, Arizona. She's experienced firsthand the challenges of virtual teaching during the pandemic.
University of Phoenix student Nora Stanley.
She shares, “On the Navajo reservation, we're limited. We're limited with the internet. Some families didn't have the [signal] towers to reach them. So they had to be set up to make sure students were able to log on and attend classes.”
The following are her top five tips to teach virtually. Anyone can implement these tips, including a parent of a remote student or a teacher in the virtual classroom.