SET Fall 2020 - How COVID-19 Is Making Me a Better Teacher
From Craig Clarkson
Brianna Lemmons (Social Work), Karenna Malavanti (Psychology and Neuroscience), Thomas Spitzer-Hanks (Baylor Interdisciplinary Core)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The shifts in teaching and learning we have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been disruptive and difficult. Although some students have been frustrated and some instructors have been discouraged, many faculty have found in this crisis unexpected potential to refine and improve teaching. The collective trauma may impel us to ask questions about our students that have never occurred to us before. The loss of contact time with students may re-center our teaching around learning objectives rather than content and assignments. The interruption of our normal routines and practices may press us to more intentionality, transparency, and support for our course objectives. In short, COVID-19 may make us all better teachers. Join an interdisciplinary panel of Baylor faculty as they discuss the work in progress of their own teaching in light of the pandemic and the hopeful ways even crisis can strengthen the mission of transformational education.