#MavsSucceed Online: Adjunct Professor Brian Meyer on the Impact of Connecting With Students Virtually

#MavsSucceed Brian Meyer Quote

Adjunct Professor Brian Meyer teaches public speaking courses at Medaille College. He has been teaching for over 30 years and is also a journalist, publisher and the curator of the “Good Morning, Buffalo” newsletter at The Buffalo News. Here, Meyer shares his thoughts on the transition to online instruction. Making it a priority to still connect with his students virtually, he has received rewarding feedback that demonstrates the impact of caring educators.  

My transition to online instructing has been a learning-filled adventure! As I look for the silver lining in this sad era, I realize that I can effectively connect with students in a remote environment. I have been teaching for 33 years. I don’t think I’ve ever had a compliment from a student that brought me to tears until one of my current Medaille students told me how much he gained from our class, adding that he will “never forget it.”

As the world faces unprecedented, challenging times, the Medaille community has come together in shared commitment to help our students successfully complete their education. Our students, faculty and staff have been helping each other navigate this new territory of remote teaching, learning and working, and many have shared anecdotes of encouragement and support.

The #MavsSucceed series shares some of these accounts and shines a spotlight on Medaille’s dedicated students, faculty and staff. See more features by visiting medaille.edu/mavssucceed or by following the College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.


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