“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it” – Lou Holtz

Education is conversation and a large part of this conversation, as instructors, is responding to student questions, comments and work. When students are challenged with new ideas, skills and knowledge they will more they likely posit questions and queries. How we respond to those can shape their learning experience as a  “teacher’s response can either encourage a student to think or discourage a student from thinking”, these Toolbox resources can be useful when tasked with responding!

Resources from the Toolbox

See below for resources to assist with responding

The L&T Toolbox provides practical examples for how teaching staff can further enhance their courses using evidence based approaches and activities. The items in the Toolbox have been separated into six categories; Explaining, Responding, Motivation, Engaging, Supporting and Communicating. Targeting specific areas, these resources are aimed at reinforcing RMIT’s vision for student centred learning and empower you to deliver on this promise.

Created in collaboration with experienced learning designers, media producers and senior learning and teaching stakeholders, this toolkit offers a tailored and targeted series of resources. Adoption of the tips and techniques suggested in these resources will help increase student satisfaction by engaging the cohort with opportunities to connect with their instructors and content in diverse ways.

Whilst being bite-sized, these activities deliver a large impact on the student experience and move us towards ensuring our students remain actively engaged throughout their learning journey.