If you’ve been teaching for any length of time, you may have observed that students from different generations and backgrounds bring different sets of expectations to your classroom. Quite possibly, these expectations also shape the ways that they respond to your teaching methods.
In today’s “Best of the Blog” post, “Reaching the ME Generation,” Dr. Jonathan Duchac offers some ways to connect with today’s young adults — without compromising the standards, rigor, and principles that are necessary for their success. Though this perspective represents just one segment of the current student population, Duchac’s ideas will certainly get you thinking about the opportunities you have to directly address the particular needs of those who enroll in your courses.
To gain additional ideas for better reaching varying populations of students, read these posts:
- Five Ways to Engage Adult Learners
- Addressing the Challenges of Military Transition: Beginning or Returning to College
- Engaging Today’s Changing Learners
What strategies do you employ to reach the unique population of students that make up your school’s student body? Share your experiences in the comments.