Teaching non-traditional students can require a different approach than teaching traditional students. Some strategies that may be effective when teaching non-traditional students include:

Using the flipped classroom model allows students to apply what they have learned, ask questions, and receive immediate feedback from their instructor and peers.

  1. Be aware of and sensitive to the diverse backgrounds and experiences of your students.
  2. Use a variety of teaching methods, such as online resources, group work, and hands-on activities, in order to appeal to different learning styles.
  3. Encourage active learning and critical thinking by providing opportunities for students to engage in discussions, debates, and problem-solving activities.
  4. Use real-world examples and case studies to help students see the relevance of the material.
  5. Provide flexible scheduling and make use of online resources and technology to accommodate students’ busy schedules and different learning styles.
  6. Emphasize the practical application of the material and help students see the connection between the course content and their personal and professional goals.
  7. Create a supportive and inclusive classroom environment where all students feel comfortable participating and sharing their perspectives.

Be available and willing to provide extra support, such as additional office hours or one-on-one meetings, to non-traditional students who may need it.