How to Teach Computer Science

Remote Teaching Ideas: How To Get Students Invested In Learning From Home

As a computer science teacher, you know how important it is to have your students excited and brought into your lessons. This can be tough when you're stuck teaching remotely. Let's take a look at some tried and true ways that teachers are getting their students invested in their learning, even when teachers and students aren't able to meet face to face.


Make small habit goals for students - and celebrate when they hit their goals. Whether this means everyone showing up to your Zoom class on time, or everyone submitting a weekly reflection, let your students know what percentage of them are currently hitting their goal. Work with them to help them boost their percentage, and celebrate with them as they improve. Also, shout out excellent work throughout your online meetings. Celebrate your students' success. Keep a list of who you mention, and see how many students you can include each week. Keeping a list not only helps you be sure to include as many students as possible - it also helps you make sure you're not constantly celebrating the same handful of students.


You care about your computer science students - and even in these unprecedented times, you're working to figure out how to teach computer science in the most effective ways possible. As you're scouring the internet for remote teaching ideas, you're also thinking about how to keep your students engaged and on top of their game, even when they're dealing with stress and distractions at home. Figuring out how to teach computer science remotely isn't easy, and searching for the remote teaching ideas that will benefit your students shows that you're a teacher who cares. At teacherCODE, we're with you - we want to help you provide your students with the education they need, no matter how unusual the circumstances. Check out our online training, and be sure to reach out to us to let us know how we can serve you as you figure out how to teach computer science in the midst of the coronavirus.

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