Communication & Perceived Safety: Teaching Seniors
In addition to actually being safe, we might also suggest a need for many senior students to get the messages they need to feel safe in class. Consider how to communicate your knowledge to prospective students so that they will feel safe to join.
- How might you describe your personal experience, your training and teaching experience, study and research, etc.?
- What questions do you ask students before they begin class with you? How do you respond to the answers provided?
- How do you describe what students can watch for and avoid throughout class to ensure they feel knowledgeable and empowered in staying safe?