Knowing your students
Teaching from the student point of view
Helping students with academic problems
Helping students with personal problems
Tips from SVM instructors
Knowing your students: There is a real advantage to being able to picture yourself in the students’ shoes, and to taking on the attitude of a more experienced and knowledgeable version of them. What better way to know what it's like to be them than to ask them?!
Teaching from the student point of view: Sometimes there are easily avoided mistakes that we make, just because we're unaware of what's helpful and what's not. Here are some student comments on what works and what doesn't.
Helping students with academic problems: We tell students who are having academic problems in our courses to "come and see us," but what do we tell them beyond "work harder?" Here are some resources for you, and some that you might want to suggest to them.
Helping students with personal problems: Veterinary Medical School is extremely stressful for most students. If they have previous underlying emotional problems, this stress can exacerbate those problems. The first step, if you think the problem is serious, is to refer the student to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Walk them down to OAA if you are concerned. If necessary, refer students to the following, or use them yourself for advice on how to handle difficult situations.