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Which do you think is harder: distractions/distracting students in the classroom or students being disengaged online? Distractions in the classroom used to be a HUGE problem for me and now I miss the energy of a classroom!

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Students being disengaged at home is definitely harder. I feel like I can do something to manage distractions in the classroom, but for many of my disengaged students, especially those whose parents are not working from home, there is very little I can do to keep them focused.


good point. they're beyond our reach.

Being disengaged online. I have some students who have chaotic home lives with a lot of noise. It’s hard to get them to focus when I can’t see them and they aren’t I. Front of the camera


Disengaged online for sure!!!! Don't you just wish you could reach into the computer, move the cat, locate the missing paper/supplies that were sent home for the online lesson, quiet the TV, barking dog, and other siblings/ family, and offer some behavior mod for sitting up in a chair and participating!!!


Disengaged online. I could pull a kid aside in the classroom and I knew who wasn’t engaged. Now there’s very little I can do to address those who are not engaged.

I hate when the teacher holds up the others who are in engaged and learning because 1 or 2 haven’t gotten it together... make the household and the child accountable.

Being disengaged online is much harder to deal with than in person. Frustrating but again nothing we can do. Just do your best.

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