Remote Teaching - Post Four of "Ten Reforms That Might Just Work"

Already work is being set by teachers and supervised by cover supervisors in their absence. Although this is intended as a temporary measure, more and more this is happening for increasing lengths of time.

What if this set up reached a conclusion, whereby teachers did all the planning, and only that, and cover supervisors supervised all the work all the time. Lessons could be delivered using online methods, such as webinars, video and web pages and cover supervisors simply ensure that students are on task.

Work could be submitted online and be marked and returned digitally by teachers, remotely. Reports would be very easy to generate, as would keeping track of work that has not been completed.

Ministers and senior managers would be very happy as they would save a lot of money. There would be more consistency in terms of what is being learned. Behaviour would be simpler to manage: the only expectation is that you sit at a computer and complete the work set. 

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

It just doesn't happen. I work at an online school and have a 80% failure rate right now due to non-engagement. Online work set up for teacher absences might be nice and in the US this practice is starting to come into play to alleviate the need for makeup days due to snow.

The Edudicator said...

Thanks for commenting, it's brilliant to hear from someone in the 'biz'! An 80% failure rate? Are you held accountable for that in any way? Is there anyone there at the other end acting as 'bouncer' to make sure work is completed?

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