EduMEE Best Practices for Teachers
Guidelines and Tips for Teaching at EduMEE
Here’s a collection of tips to help you get the most from EduMEE, and to be a great member of the EduMEE community.
- Offer classes based on the Next Generation Standards and Project-Based Learning methods.
- Offering several part-time classes is a great way to introduce yourself to families.
- Observe EduMEE’s class content policy.
- Set expectations – let the parents and students know exactly what they’re getting.
- Respond to parent and student inquiries promptly.
- Don’t over-schedule yourself! Remember that classes will go better if you plan a break between hours of classes, and enough flexibility to reschedule classes when illness or other interruptions occur.
- Practice using Minecraft: EE, Microsoft Teams, and practice your classes so you’ll deliver a great live class experience.
- Run live meetings in a fixed location with a reliable internet connection. Have a professional, kid-friendly background, and have good lighting (when you use video).
- Start and end on time. In case the lesson goes quicker than expected, have extra material ready.
- In the first meeting with a new group, set behavior expectations, and have the students introduce themselves.
- Manage classroom behavior. Don’t let individual students disrupt or dominate a meeting.
- If you need to cancel the class, give the parent advance warning and cancel at least 1 day in advance.
- Make classes as interactive as possible.
- If you’ll miss a class meeting, give advance notice, and offer a make-up session. For classes running for 8+ weeks, schedule a makeup session as part of the schedule.
Working with parents and students
- Be kind, professional, and respectful.
- Keep communication and transactions on EduMEE school email, Minecraft chat, and EduMEE associated Microsoft Teams.
- Adapt your classes to the needs of the enrolled students. Accommodate special needs to the extent you are able.
- Provide a fair and positive experience for students.
Working with EduMEE
- Consult the EduMEE staff about our policies; other teachers may not be up-to-date.
- Tell EduMEE Staff about any incidents, whether in class or out of class. Learn more about your role in student Safety and Privacy.
- Share questions, ideas, and constructive criticism.
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