One of the biggest challenges many teachers face when shifting from traditional teacher-led instruction to blended learning models is the release of control from the teacher to the student.
Ideally, blended learning models are designed to give students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning. As a result, students enjoy more agency and autonomy which can have a positive impact on their motivation and engagement. However, it demands that teachers have created a classroom learning environment (physical and virtual) characterized by respect.
Below are eight simple routines that can help teachers establish and maintain a respectful learning environment.
I invite other teachers and coaches to share additional routines they have used with success to create respectful and productive classrooms. Thank you in advance.