5 ways to support student & teacher wellbeing with a dynamic digital strategy

Thomas Courtley, ex teacher and LessonUp education specialist

Thomas Courtley

Education Specialist

a teacher supporting a student in need

The purpose of this article is to inform you about the existence of a cost-effective digital toolkit for teachers, which, by itself, is a complete digital strategy solution. One of its most significant benefits is that LessonUp supports the wellbeing of your staff and student population.

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1. LessonUp helps shy students find their voice

When teachers see their students making progress and achieving their goals, it can boost their morale and job satisfaction, and the same is true for students who witness their own progress. Madeline Whiteside is a committed Film & Media teacher at Belfast Metropolitan College in Northern Ireland. She regularly uses LessonUp to interact and engage with learners. Some time ago, she was having some problems with a very shy student who was struggling to participate during her lessons. In the privacy of a digital reality, devoid of peer pressure, that student feels free to express and share what he knows. For Madeline that is a true breakthrough!

I decided to implement an open question and set the timer. My students had to come up with their answers to questions within 2 minutes. And the results of my shy student were great! I was able to see what he was really capable of.
Madeline Whiteside
Film & Media teacher at Belfast Metropolitan College
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2. It is a way to monitor student and teacher wellbeing

LessonUp also provides data on students' mental wellbeing. This allows teachers to identify areas where students may be struggling and adjust their teaching methods accordingly. Teachers can employ several methods to encourage self-reflection and emotional expression. For younger students, LessonUp provides polls featuring emojis that span from happy to sad. Older students can find value in polls containing predefined statements that help them explore their learning and their feelings without having to write them down.

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3. It helps free up some time for teachers

Digital learning centralised in a platform like LessonUp allows teachers to have more control over their schedules. They can create and deliver content at their own pace, making it easier to balance work and personal life. Some teachers have never used a digital teaching platform before, so starting to figure out how to create their first digital lesson can be challenging, regardless of how straightforward it may be. However, our revolutionary new AI assistant, Maia, enables them to create interactive lessons based on text, or just on a photo, within 2 minutes. The lessons have a well-defined teaching approach.

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4. It makes remote teaching more interactive

As LessonUp facilitates communication and collaboration among educators, teachers feel free to share ideas, resources, and support each other, creating a sense of community and reducing feelings of isolation. This helps them lower their anxiety around the possibility of having to teach remotely. Thanks to digital lessons with lots of interaction, remote teaching becomes less lonely and more engaging; teachers can actively engage with students and provide them with real-time feedback. Digital interaction helps strengthen the teacher-student connection, also in a remote situation.

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5. It encourages real-time feedback

Having access student progress data can reduce frustration and stress associated with ineffective teaching. Additionally, teachers can provide students with targeted feedback per assignment, question, or tasks—and learners can see that feedback in real time. LessonUp automatically records all students’ answers. They are safe, and always available in the student reports. You can monitor and measure this precious data, and use it to promote the wellbeing of your student population. Your school can then come up with a new action plan, or improve existing measures to match their needs.

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