The college experience is typically filled with new friends, exploring campus clubs, and attending extracurricular activities. When the coronavirus hit, though, that experience became absent. Social interaction between students and professors also halted or became limited, causing different personality types to find new ways to succeed in their college courses.
Developmental psychologist Amy Bintliff shared with Inside Higher ED that students expressed a strong desire to be back on campus to interact with other students socially.
"Students talked a lot about really missing being in person with their classmates, with their colleagues, with their faculty members, and having those spontaneous, organic conversations and relationships..." stated Bintliff.
Although it is difficult to learn and interact with students online, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to reach them. Understanding a college student’s learning style based on their DISC personality type can make all the difference.
Here is how you can help each DISC personality type student flourish remotely:
Remote learning has been difficult for all styles, and PeopleKeys wants to alleviate that difficulty. PeopleKeys aims to aid educators in teaching students to develop the skills they will need after graduation. Not only will professors gain a better understanding of their students when they use a DISC assessment, but they also gain the tools they need to teach each personality style effectively. Learn more on how you can better your skills as a behaviorally aware educator by becoming DISC certified.