One of the
most important aspects of teaching in a community college is helping
students learn how to learn your subject. This section explores
five common educational challenges faced by community college students,
including teaching students how to:
Students may ask questions
about these issues during class time. If you are prepared with quick
and clear advice or have the ability to refer students to materials
that can help them, you'll reduce student anxiety and help create
independent learners. If a student needs more than a quick response
or a reference, you will want to offer assistance during office
hours, or immediately following your class.
If one student asks, ten
are likely to be sitting quietly asking the same question in their
minds. You might want to do a quick classroom assessment and ask for
nods from those who would like the question answered in greater depth.
In short, it is not just what students should learn about the subject
that is important, it is how they become able to learn and continue
their studies beyond your class.
In the pages linked below you will find important information on basic
skills and how to help your students
Once you have reviewed each section continue to the Explore page.