Teaching During Extraordinary Times

Teaching During Extraordinary Times


Maintaining instructional excellence

Continuing instruction when events require teaching to be done outside of the classroom (or under social distancing) often demands different approaches to typical instructional activities. The following resources will help you assess the technology options for teaching your course in a social distancing format. This does not mean moving your course entirely online.



Delivering and engaging students with course content

Writing and Discussion

Prompting students to reflect on course material


Evaluating students objectively or subjectively


Facilitating students working together in labs or groups

Integrating current events into instruction

Current events can offer fodder for discussions and “teachable moments” inside and outside the classroom. Many find this method of teaching to be an effective strategy for engaging students with course content. Below are a few resources and ideas for integrating current events into your teaching.

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