Last year was certainly a test for students and teachers as remote learning and Zoom video instruction quickly became the new normal. Like so many other professions, teachers were called upon to adjust and deliver so our children could grow as learners. Each day we navigated online instruction was appreciated by parents and students everywhere.
Now here we are for Back to School 2021, and while some of the restrictions in Ohio have been relaxed, it seems almost certain we will need to remain flexible in our approach to teaching. Luckily most have us have gained a tremendous amount of experience in using Zoom and Google Classroom for instruction.
Last year I taught both in-person students and remote learners via Zoom. Here are a few things I tried to meet the needs of ALL of my learners is:
- Keep Zoom links at the top of my agenda
- Keep Zoom times consistent each day
- Discuss Zoom expectations with ALL learners in case students are sick or need to go remote
- Transition my Zoomers into breakout rooms daily for small group interaction
- Structure my class in productive chunks to keep students engaged in learning
- Have my Zoom sessions set-up, so in the chance of needing to go remote, my learners are ready for that on-line shift
Whether you are teaching in-person or remote, it is important to share your classroom rules and expectations for Zoom and Google video conferences. Because I work with both in-person and remote learners, I decided to create this Zoom expectations PDF to share with all of my student learners.
I’m excited to share this Zoom classroom rules template FREEBIE to help you communicate expectations with your students. I have included the PDF, image, and word file so you can choose which file format is easiest for you!
Choose your preferred file format to download below:
Zoom PDF File
My video classroom rules and expectations include:
- Check your sound and video.
- Mute your mic.
- Find a space that allows you to focus.
- Be on time.
- Come prepared.
- Raise your hand and use the chat to participate.
- Be accountable for your learning.
- Advocate for yourself.
- All the best as you tackle this academic year.
Incredible clipart by Mae Hates Mondays.
Best of luck as you begin or continue your work this school year. Your students are lucky to have you!