The difficulties caused by the distance education process, which is a very new experience for many teachers, affect all teachers, although to varying degrees. Even teachers who actively use technological tools before this process say that they have a hard time trying to carry out everything related to teaching online. In this context, some of the suggestions offered to guide teachers who have difficulty in the distance education process are as follows:
1. Do not rush to use new tools. Strive to use existing teaching materials, textbooks and online platforms. In cases where the teaching materials you have are insufficient, turn to alternative tools.
2. Keep the number of students low during interviews. Keeping the number of participants low in student interviews through e-mail, chat program, telephone or other communication channels will make the interviews more effective. Of course, it will not be possible to meet each student every day, but try to meet each student at least once a week.
3. Ensure cooperation among students. Enable students to work together using online platforms. You can maintain communication between your students through group assignments and work.
4. Stay in touch with your colleagues. It will be comforting for you to share your ideas, experiences and concerns with your teacher friends you work with.
5. Try to involve parents in the process. Instruct parents who are part of the home education process to talk and support their children about the distance education process.
6. Support your disadvantaged students. Try to involve your students who do not actively participate in the distance learning process at home, with printed materials and alternative methods.
It should be noted that the implementation of some of these suggestions depends on the school providing the teacher with the opportunities and conditions they need. For example, it is clear that the provision of printed alternative materials to some students depends on the availability of the necessary materials for the provision and delivery of these materials to the student.