It’s been over a year since the pandemic first hit, and students worldwide have been learning remotely. But as vaccines roll out and things start returning to normal, schools are preparing to reopen their doors. For some students, this will be a welcomed return to social interaction and live lectures. For others, it may be a source of anxiety.
This blog post will explore how to help students return to class after a long time away. We will discuss the challenges they may face and offer strategies on how to ease the transition. If you are a teacher or parent preparing for this next phase, read on for helpful tips.
The Transition Back to Live Lectures
It’s been a long year of Zoom calls and online learning, but finally, classes are returning to live lectures. For some students, this transition will be seamless. They’ve been attending lectures online all year and are already used to the format. But for other students, the transition back to live lectures may be a bit more difficult.
Here are a few tips to help students get back to live lectures:
1. Get organized: Make sure you have all the materials you need for class before the lecture begins. This way, you can focus on the lecture and not worry about trying to find a pen or paper.
2. Arrive on time: Try to arrive at class a few minutes early so you can get settled in and be ready to start when the lecture begins.
3. Pay attention: It can be easy to get distracted during a live lecture, especially if you’re used to multitasking during online classes. But paying attention is important, so you don’t miss anything important.
4. Participate: Don’t be afraid to ask questions or participate in discussions. Live lectures are a great opportunity to interact with classmates and learn more about the material.
How To Help Students Get Back Into The Swing of Things
Assuming your students have been attending live lectures before a break, getting them back into the swing of things should be easy. Encourage them to review their notes from the last lecture. This will help refresh their memory and get them back up to speed. Ask them to come prepared. This way, they can fully participate in the lecture and get the most out of it.
When it comes to accessing the learning materials, make sure they have everything they need. If there are any changes, make sure to communicate those well in advance. You can learn more here about the ins and outs of resource accessibility. Finally, show your students that you’re available. If they need help, let them know that you’re there for them. Encourage them to socialize with their classmates before and after class. This will help them feel more comfortable and make the transition back smoother.
Tips For Making the Most Out Of Live Lectures
It can be difficult to return to live lectures after a long break, but some tips can help make the transition easier. Here are a few tips for making the most out of living lectures:
1. Arrive early and find a seat near the front of the room. This will help you stay focused and engaged during the lecture.
2. Bring a notebook and pen so that you can take notes. This will help you remember what was covered in the lecture and review key points later.
3. Ask questions! If you’re confused about something or want clarification on a point, don’t hesitate to raise your hand and ask. Chances are, other students are probably wondering the same thing.
4. Participate in discussions and group work. Live lectures are often more interactive than recorded ones, so take advantage of this by participating in discussions and working with your classmates on activities.
5. Take breaks as needed. Step out for a few minutes to clear your head if you feel overwhelmed or tired. It’s important to take care of yourself to focus and get the most out of the lecture.
There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on education. With so many students learning remotely, there’s been a big shift in how lectures are delivered. Now that some students are returning to live lectures, it’s important to help them make the transition. Remember that this may be a difficult and anxiety-inducing process for some students.
Be patient and understanding, and offer support where needed. If you’re a student, use the tips in this blog post to help you make the most out of living lectures. And if you’re a teacher or parent, use these tips to help your students or children return to class after such a long break.