Consultation in teaching is a personalized, one-on-one opportunity for instructors to explore best practices on ways to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning. It is a solution-focused process that points to agreed actions and involves teachers, parents, and students. The Eberly Center at Drexel University offers one-on-one consultations to any instructor on campus who wants to discuss teaching topics, solve teaching problems, or test new innovations in the classroom. In these consultations, the instructor's needs are the focus, allowing for specific approaches to address the specific context and objectives of teaching.
The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) also offers one-on-one consultations to anyone teaching at Drexel University. Consultation is a collaborative process that works on an individual, group, and school-wide level. It includes a joint consultation with the EP, parents, and teachers at least six weeks later to review progress towards the actions set out in the initial consultation. For students with visual impairments, collaboration and consultation between teachers and other education professionals can be especially beneficial.
By working together, they can identify strengths as a teacher, gather information, analyze course design or assignments, and solve teaching problems. Hear three education professionals talk about collaboration and counseling to meet the needs of students with visual impairments. Consultation in teaching is an invaluable tool for instructors looking to improve their teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. It provides an opportunity for teachers and other education professionals to collaborate and consult with parents to better meet the needs of students with visual impairments.