1/ In response to my Twitter polls, I received many responses from teachers/learners regarding successes & difficulties with #VirtualLearning

I wanted to summarize & share those responses before starting weekly #MedEdTwagTeam tweetorials on #VirtualTeachingTips w/ @GStetsonMD Image
2/ First, from a teacher standpoint, 70% of you mentioned the lack of interaction as the most difficult aspect of #VirtualTeaching.

I will have lots of tips & tricks to increase interaction for #VirtualTeaching in upcoming tweetorials.

3/ Some other difficulties included:

✅Inability to “read the room” – i.e. the non-verbal cues from learners
✅Disliking how “quiet” teaching can be (with everyone else muted)
✅Worries about competing with students’ other distractions (email, internet, etc)
4/ Some of you provided helpful tips including:

✅Using the “whiteboard” esp via an iPad
✅Engaging with students via chat
✅Asking students to use videos
✅Using breakout rooms
✅Using polls
5/ We will delve into many of those functions (and more!) in later tweetorials.

And here's a quick @YouTube tutorial that I created for @EmoryDeptofMed if you need some information more quickly!

6/ Now, hearing from our learners is always helpful, especially when we are trying something new. Check out this poll and the resulting thread for a full breakdown of their responses.

7/ Some highlights on their difficulties w/ #VirtualLearning:

✅Missing connections w/ other students
✅Missing the one-on-one time w/ lecturers
✅Struggling w/ the lack of daily structure/routine
✅In small groups, not knowing when to talk
✅Too many hours of Zoom w/o a break
8/ #MedStudentTwitter wanted teachers to:

✅Make it interactive (polls, breakouts, etc)
✅Have students answer ?s via chat or breakout rooms, not audio
✅Recognize that not all students can turn on video
✅And, most importantly…start & end ON TIME (w/ a break!)
9/ Over the next few weeks, look for tweetorials on
✅Optimizing Zoom settings
✅Optimizing screen layout
✅Creating a good virtual learning climate
✅Using the whiteboard effectively
✅Fostering interaction (polls, breakout rooms, etc)
✅Best tools for different teaching formats
11/ @GStetsonMD & I have formed a #MedEdTwagTeam (shout out to @gradydoctor for suggesting this concept!) to share weekly tweetorials on optimizing the #VirtualLearningEnvironment.

First tweetorial next week by myself on optimizing advanced Zoom settings.

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1/ On a subspecialty team, we often have students & residents NOT going into our specialty...

...and then fellows who are trying to become experts.

How can we balance our teaching for everyone?

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2/ First, I strongly believe in shared goal-setting, as described in this prior thread by @YihanYangMD


This process is especially important for learners who have CHOSEN the rotation as an elective. They likely have a particular learning need/interest!
3/ And if you have students or residents who are required to rotate in your specialty, shared goal-setting can increase motivation.

For these learners, I use their future career interest to set learning goals in addition to considering what they need to learn for boards.
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1/ Have you ever started your day with a great teaching plan...

...then by 12 pm, you've received consult 📟 #10:

"This patient has been hospitalized for 65 days & developed a 🌡️ 2 weeks ago..."
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This week: balancing consults & teaching
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2/ Last week when we asked about your biggest challenge to teaching as a consultant, you answered:

#1: Time constraints
#2: Unpredictable workload

I feel this. This is what makes the day difficult to plan.

3/ Before I move forward, I want to mention some benefits I have that may not be universal:

1⃣ I minimize non-urgent meetings when on service
2⃣ I get some say re: when I'm on service to avoid overlapping with other commitments
3⃣ Our clinics are canceled when on service
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1/ Do you want to know tips & tricks for incorporating technology into teaching?

Here are the take home points from my presentation today at #iMed2022. Image
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Just like a good stethoscope is helpful to hear a murmur but can't replace the skills and knowledge necessary to diagnose valvular dysfunction. Image
3/ So before you think about what technology to use, first think about:

*⃣ WHAT learners should able to do afterwards (i.e., learning objectives)
*⃣ HOW you should teach it to achieve your goals (i.e., teaching methods)

Then, and ONLY then, should you select a tech tool. Image
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1/ Are you a new resident, fellow, or attending trying to improve your inpatient teaching skills?

Then 👀 no further!

This week, the @MedEdTwagTeam ends a 3-week summary of our inpatient teaching 🧵 from the past year. Image
2/ This week we will summarize our content on how to do effective inpatient teaching after rounds – whether it’s a chalk talk or an afternoon discussion at the bedside. Image
3/ @YihanYangMD gave us some great examples of how she teaches during family meetings with some unique ways to involve the entire team in the experience!

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1/ Are you a new resident, fellow, or attending trying to improve your inpatient teaching skills?

Then 👀 no further!

This week, the @MedEdTwagTeam continues a 3-week summary of our inpatient teaching 🧵 from the past year. Image
2/ This week we will summarize our content on how to do effective teaching while on rounds, including at the bedside! Image
3/ First, @YihanYangMD provided a great overview on WHY bedside teaching is important and included this general framework for a process for effective bedside teaching.

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1/ Are you a new resident, fellow, or attending trying to improve your inpatient teaching skills?

Then 👀 no further!

This week, the @MedEdTwagTeam starts a 3-week summary of our inpatient teaching 🧵 from the past year. Image
2/ This week, we will summarize the content on:

✅ organizing your day
✅ preparing for teaching
✅ using learning objectives to focus teaching
✅ teaching multiple learner levels
✅ teaching before rounds Image
3/ @GStetsonMD, @YihanYangMD, & @JenniferSpicer4 each showed how we structure our day.

Here's @GStetsonMD's schedule with 🟡 highlighting all of the opportunities for formal teaching/learning during the day.

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