Clear, precise teaching allows students to inwardly engage: Opinion

November 10, 2020
Humanities professors face pressure to be charismatic performers and to be personally engaging, especially now that classes have gone online due to COVID-19, writes Eva-Lynn Jagoe. The author describes how discouraging it can be to not have physical feedback, like a smile or nod from students, to reflect engagement. However, reflecting on the experience of teaching yoga, Jagoe explains how students can have intense inward concentration while focusing on themselves, and provides several points or ‘tenets’ to keep in mind while teaching. “What matters most is that I teach clearly and precisely so that students can incorporate the benefits of the class material for themselves,” writes Jagoe. University Affairs (National)