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Teaching Online for Kindergarten and Primary Teachers
Get Ready For Your Next Online Class

ISBN 9781032168548
Published October 25, 2022 by Routledge
214 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This practical guide to online teaching is for kindergarten teachers and primary or elementary teachers. It is based on research, teacher interviews, and the author’s real-world experience working in online education, as both a teacher and a trainer.

Macur signposts relevant research and gives examples of key themes, tools, and ideas that can be applied in everyday teaching. These include a range of fundamental aspects of the online environment, with chapters covering online platforms, classroom management, student engagement, and feedback. It offers tried-and-tested exercises, takeaways, and reflective questions to give the reader numerous moments to consider how they will use, adapt, and develop these tools and integrate them into their own teaching practice.

Teaching Online for Kindergarten and Primary Teachers is a clear, informative, and pragmatic book for all educators and students to deepen their knowledge and prepare them for teaching online and delivering effective online education like a professional.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Platforms You Can Use
3. Classroom Management Online
4. Online Student Engagement
5. Body Language & Instructions In The Online Classroom
6. Working with Parents Online
7. Big classes, Small classes and 1 to 1
8. Error Correction & Feedback Online
9. Assessment – Assessing Students Online
10. Online Student Welfare and Wellbeing
11. Activities – Online Teaching and Learning Strategies
12. Things Your Students Should Have Ready For Classes
13. What To Take From This Book

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Gregory Michael Adam Macur is an elementary teacher, school leader, teacher trainer, and published educational researcher. As a University of Sunderland faculty member, he supports their PGCE program, supporting teacher trainees through contributing lectures, advice, guidance, and lesson observation/feedback.


Gregory Macur has written a must-read primer for kindergarten and primary school teachers who are or planning to teach in an online setting. The book integrates theory with practice in an excellent way. I will certainly use this book in my teacher education courses.

Dr. Evrim Erbilgin, Emirates College for Advanced Education & Editor at the Journal of Inquiry Based Activities, UAE.

What Gregory has provided here is an informed, informative, critically-astute, and practical guide for teachers in online settings. He has embraced the trials and tribulations resulting from the pandemic, emerged at the practical forefront of his field, and has duly determined to support his colleagues with their online teaching. This will be an invaluable practical companion for many classroom practitioners across the world.

Ian Elliott, University of Sunderland Board of Governors, PGCE Programme Leader, and Senior Fellow HEA

Gregory takes his passion for learning from class to online. The new normal is worth becoming familiar with. Gregory gives us all confidence to face our online lessons with competence. Writing about what's important to you is no mean feat. A valuable resource to the teaching toolkit.

André Double, Head of Primary at Invictus School Shenzhen

The book, uniquely, serves in providing straight-forward contextual examples of how to navigate the online teaching environment. The resource elucidates best practice based on current research and real-world experience. It is precise, invaluable information for professionals and those seeking development. Highly recommended particularly in the current educational climate.

Steven Stewart. PGCE, B.Sc, M.Sc, Nord Anglia teaching professional