Eight Ways to Enhance Your Teaching and Learning

Being an effective educator, teacher, trainer, or coach requires many of the same habits, attitudes, traits, and mindsets that are required to be an effective learner.

Take a look at these eight attributes and ask yourself:

  • Do I have the right mindset to grow, or am I fixed in my ways?
  • Do I allow myself to evolve and develop as an educator, a learner, and a person?
  • Where do I go from here?


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Jeremy Zacher

Jeremy Zacher is an Education Specialist II and an Instructor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. His responsibilities include design, development, delivery, and evaluation of training and education for the department focusing on online training and leadership development. Outside of work, you will find Jeremy spending time with his wife and three children, as well as braving the winters as a Division I NCAA women’s basketball referee.