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Boise State University

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Article

Publication Date

2020

Embargo Date

10-14-2020

Abstract

Dynamic teaching requires creative and flexible thinking about how instructors can support students in achieving essential core course learning objectives. This guide offers suggestions for instructors at Boise State looking to continue offering a student-centered learning experience through a variety of teaching formats including, online, hybrid, and remote environments.

While the process may feel unfamiliar and at times frustrating, try as much as possible to be patient. In times of disruption or change, everyone expects some pedagogical and technological hiccups. Be willing to switch tactics if something isn’t working.

Focus on maintaining a growth mindset for both yourself and your students. Under normal circumstances, we make a point of conveying to our students how much we believe they can grow as learners in our courses and disciplines. Similarly, approach new teaching formats knowing that you and your students can and will succeed in this unfamiliar learning environment.

Remember, while you might not be able to teach something exactly the way you imagined, as long as you’re still meeting the learning goals of the course, you’re doing fine.

Comments

Based on the Teaching Remotely Guide compiled by Dr. Leslie Madsen, Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with Learning Technology Solutions and eCampus Center.

Several portions of this guide are adapted from materials developed by Jenae Cohn and Beth Seltzer at Stanford University.

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