This excellent article by Lisa Rodriguez, Ph.D. contains suggestions and approaches for dealing with disruptive behaviors by adult students. It is aimed at adults who are attending university classes for the first time, but pertains to all adult learners in a variety of classroom settings.
TAGS: teaching strategies
National Center on Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone.
The National Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Center supports the effective implementation of UDL by connecting stakeholders in the field and providing resources and information about:
- UDL Basics
- Implementation Strategies
- Current Research
- Connecting with the UDL Community
- Resources, including videos, articles, and presentations
TAGS: teaching strategies, classroom activities
Student Persistence in Adult ESL: The Continuing Challenge
This article addresses the issues that many adult ESL teachers experience with regards to learner persistence. The author offers concrete ideas for increasing retention that can be easily implemented in adult ESL programs.
TAGS: teaching strategies, classroom activities, community building, student-centered teaching