20-Minute Mentors

How Can I Adapt My Teaching So Students Thrive in a Polysynchronous Classroom?

For teachers in any modality that are required to synchronously teach students in-person and virtually, this 20-Minute Mentor details how polysynchronous instruction can provide concrete tools for adapting teaching to both modalities to maximize through learning.


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How Can I Adapt My Teaching So Students Thrive in a Polysynchronous Classroom?

Before March 2020, we were skeptical that a polysynchronous learning platform, which allows face-to-face and online learning to occur at the same time, would be effective. However, not only can students learn in this environment, some may thrive given the flexibility and convenience it allows.

This 20-Minute Mentor shares lessons learned from the expert presenters’ polysynchronous teaching and provides ideas to help create a more effective learning environment. These lessons include: building rapport and encouraging interaction with your students, holding students accountable for their learning, developing different small-stakes assessments, and increasing empathy and flexibility as an instructor.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Become a more effective polysynchronous teacher
  • Hold students accountable for their learning
  • Increase empathy and flexibility in their classrooms
  • Develop and implement small-stakes online assessments
  • Cultivate deeper teacher-student relationships

Topics Covered

  • Polysynchronous classroom
  • Student engagement and rapport
  • Empathy and flexibility
  • Student accountability
  • Small-stakes assignments


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Educational Developers
  • Instructional Designers

Product Code: QM21DA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.