Remote Teaching Strategies

Remote Teaching Strategies: How To Check For Understanding From Afar

You know how important it is to check for understanding in the classroom, but you may struggle with CFUs when it comes to online learning. Let's take a look at some strategies to help you ensure that your students are staying on task, even when learning remotely.


  • Engage regularly. Don't talk at students - pause regularly to ask questions, and don't move on until you get answers.

  • Utilize the popsicle stick method. Each student gets a number, you pull a numbered popsicle stick when it's time to ask a question, and that student answers. The point of this exercise isn't to embarrass anyone - it's to keep students engaged and on their toes, and to help you spot misunderstandings.

  • Ask a question, give students the wrong answer, and ask them to explain why it's wrong. Doing so can allow students to address misconceptions likely held by others in a way that's new and fresh.

You love your students, and you want to be sure that they're getting the same rigorous, high quality education they received when they were face to face with you in the classroom. Checking for understanding is key, but it can be tough to figure out how your students are progressing and whether they're dealing with misconceptions when you aren't able to be in the same space. At teacherCODE, we understand the unique struggles that teachers are having as they work to implement remote teaching strategies, and we're here to help. Our remote teaching resources and strategy training can help you deliver the same excellent education that you're used to giving your students in the classroom. Feel free to check out our free remote teaching strategies training, and don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions


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