Getting to Know Your Students in a Virtual Setting

Highlander Institute Spotlight Series


How do you meet your students over a video meeting? How can students connect and get to know each other virtually? Getting to know your students individually and collectively just needs small adjustments with tools and delivery for hybrid or distance learning. This spotlight will share two strategies to begin to build rapport and community connections with students. Through activities featured in this spotlight, teachers will be able to create safe, efficient, collaborative learning environments where students are seen, valued, cared for, and respected. The development of caring student-teacher and student-student relationships supports identity-based learning, intergroup awareness and understanding. Once these relationships and trust are established, students will have the confidence to persevere through challenges.