#MavsSucceed Online: Adjunct Professor Brian Meyer on the Impact of Connecting With Students Virtually
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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#MavsSucceed Online: Junior Mohamed Maalim on How Say Yes Staff Members Motivate and Inspire StudentsInternational studies major Mohamed Maalim speaks about the bonds Say Yes staff members form with students, and explains how those bonds serve to motivate and inspire him and other students, both in school and in life.
#MavsSucceed Online: Three Students Share How Dr. Jonas Patricko Helped Smooth Their Transition to Remote LearningJunior Mackenzie (Mack) Baker, Senior Brock Kroening and Sophomore Martin Romero share their thoughts on the switch to online learning and how Dr. Patricko helped them along the way.
#MavsSucceed Online: Adjunct Professor Susan Dubill and Her Students Inspire Each Other as Lifelong Learners and EducatorsServing as a role model on how to best adapt and stay positive, Dubill describes how she viewed the switch to remote teaching as a learning opportunity for herself and how she was inspired by her students.
#MavsSucceed Online: Junior Aliyah Dandy on How Much the Support of Faculty and Staff Has Meant to Her"I would like to thank the people in the Medaille community for everything that they are doing to help and provide for us students. Remember, we are going to make it out of this tragic time stronger than we started."
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