Teaching Specific Student Populations

Teaching Specific Student Populations

Aside from a universal aversion to early morning classes, students can hardly be considered a homogeneous group.

They’re diverse in so many respects–culturally, generationally, in their backgrounds, in their abilities, in their identity.

Those differences often bring with them different learning styles and needs. Meeting these students where they’re most comfortable, and where they learn best, is something every educator can strive to do.

Teaching Specific Student Populations can help. This in-depth Magna Online Course looks at the unique challenges of educating student groups including:

  • Generation Z: How do you keep learning relevant for a digital generation? What are their weaknesses? Their strengths? Their values? What motivates them to learn?
  • Gender-variant students: How can you stay abreast of changing pronouns and other terminology? How do you navigate issues of gender identity versus sexual identity? What if you make mistakes? What are the Title IX implications for your classroom environment?
  • Neurodiverse students: How can you create an engaging experience for students of all abilities? What are the effective ways to manage social anxiety and cognition? What are the impacts of movement and visual tools on learning? What is the value of predictability?
  • Culturally diverse students: How do cultural differences impact teacher-student relations … classroom participation … interpersonal dynamics … integrity and ethics?
  • Professional-track students: How do you “teach” professionalism? What are the methods for cultivating good communication skills, etiquette, personal presentation, and other aspects of professional behavior? And how do you measure it?
  • Students in large classes: Is it possible to keep hundreds of students engaged? Are there ways to encourage participation without losing control? To give writing assignments without burying yourself in grading? To handle disruptions gracefully and effectively?

Teaching Student Specific Populations explores these and many other important questions in detail, over roughly ten hours of instruction, delivered in modular form.

Individuals can take the course at their own pace, and access it 24/7 from virtually any device. Learning communities can work through the program together as part of departmental or institution-wide faculty development initiatives.

A variety of supplemental materials support the course content, including full transcripts, recommended readings, handouts, and links to helpful online resources. In addition, learning checks throughout the course keep participants on track, and a final check leads to a certificate of completion.

Learning Goals

At the conclusion of Teaching Specific Student Populations, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the generational and cultural differences present in the classroom
  • Develop learning tools relevant to Gen Z students
  • Create an environment of respect for gender-variant students
  • Design meaningful learning experiences for neurodiverse students
  • Recognize and adapt to cultural differences among international students
  • Teach and assess professionalism in professional-track students
  • Maintain sound pedagogical standards in large classes

Successful teaching today requires attention to the diverse needs of our students. Teaching Specific Student Populations provides eye-opening perspectives and practical solutions to make learning more impactful and environments more respectful and inclusive. Add it to your professional-development library!


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For 40 or more people, please contact Magna Sales at sales@magnapubs.com or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183.

The course enrollment will expire one year from date of purchase.


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