Guidelines for Student Engagement


What are the components of Instructional Delivery and Support?

  • Synchronous instruction:
    • This is a scheduled time where teachers connect with a group of students to deliver standards-based instruction.
  • Asynchronous instruction:
    • These are opportunities for students to independently engage in academic content at their own pace.
  • Office hours:
    • All McAuliffe Teachers have office hours Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 in the morning.  
    • These hours are for teachers to be available for connecting with students/parents, providing students with immediate feedback and answer clarifying questions regarding previously delivered lessons or assignments, and/or answering emails and phone calls.
  • Individual connections with students and families:
    • Teacher Office Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 - 10:00.  During this times teachers will answer questions from parents or students.  
    • Teachers are also reaching out to students for Community Circles and to ensure that students are safe and well.


What are the recommended Distance Learning guidelines for student engagement? 

Grade Level



Recommended Length of Sustained Attention


30 minutes/day

90 minutes/day

3-5 minutes


45 minutes/day

90 minutes/day

5-10 minutes


60 minutes/day

120 minutes/day

10-15 minutes