Teaching during a pandemic prompted instructors to rethink the purpose, priorities, and methods of their teaching. The six major themes from instructors’ commentary on their pandemic teaching—simplicity, flexibility, connection, structure, communication, and technology—invite us to reconsider our past teaching assumptions, even as we re-enter more traditional learning environments and full-capacity classrooms.
That said, the Fall 2021 semester poses its own particular challenges to consider. This resource intends to help you think through some of your options for responding to those challenges by drawing on relevant scholarship, surfacing some possible strategies, and linking to sources where you can do deeper dives into specific topics. For each of the following topics you will find concrete strategies and some bigger picture reflections: