Hi everyone, I wanted to make a brief but very important announcement regarding direct instruction.
As you all know, my classes are typically rather lecture-heavy. I like to talk. However, that is difficult to do with our current distance-learning model, and truth be told, I miss having our classroom dynamic where people are sharing their thoughts and we are discussing ideas. I have made a Youtube channel for presentations and assignment instruction, but I know that it doesn’t do everything that I want it to do.
So, in order to bridge that gap, I will also be introducing live discussion groups on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS in order to review content, answer any pressing questions, and host a group-oriented meet-up for students to attend so we can as closely resemble our usual classroom dynamic.
These discussions will take place during my office hours, and I strongly encourage you all to check in during these discussions so we can chat and make sure we have a better understanding of course materials. The last thing we want is for you to be confused by lessons when we are not around to help.
The schedule is as follows:
12:00pm - 12:30pm – English 4 review
1:00pm - 1:30pm – English 3 Honors review
I have made new Microsoft Teams groups for all of my English 3 Honors students and English 4 students so I can facilitate the discussions for all of the classes fairly easily.