Resilient Teaching and Learning
As you are preparing to teach in our new environment, this Resilient Teaching site will offer suggestions of how you can plan for the unexpected, whether that be COVID quarantine or hurricane evacuation. “Resilient teaching” refers to adaptive behaviors used to develop a course for maximum flexibility. The phrase takes its lead from Inside Higher Ed, where researchers have been identifying key strategies that empower teachers to face shifting learning environments. 1
The components of resilient teaching (below) are not in a particular order or hierarchy. Each is independent and equally important to the other. They are suggestions as you create a definitive plan that will help you to thrive, not just survive, in the face of change.
As you prepare for the upcoming semester, please keep in mind:
- It will be unlikely that you will be able to teach your entire class at one time in a face-to-face environment due to the new social distancing classroom capacities.
- You will be required to communicate with your students one week in advance to explain how your course will run and the expectations you will have of the students. Therefore, you will need to have your syllabus created and your mode of teaching outlined no later than a week before classes start.