Teaching & Learning

Best Practices for Teaching

The best practices and strategies presented here were developed to support instructors and staff who work with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in mainstream classes. The goal of these resources is to improve teaching practice that will provide greater access to learning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students but will benefit all students in the classroom as well.

This material originates from the discontinued Class Act website (www.rit.edu/classact) and has been updated and expanded by DeafTEC. Class Act was a project of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology (NTID/RIT), Rochester, New York supported by major funding from the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education, US Department of Education.

Employer Resources

Hiring skilled deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals can give your business a competitive advantage by adding important diversity to your organization. These resources provide employers with strategies and best practices to attract, interview, hire, and create an inclusive work environment for deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.

Writing in the Disciplines

These resources are offered in support of a Writing in the Disciplines approach to improving student writing and “writing to learn.”

Math Resources

The resources presented here are considered especially fitting to use in the mathematics education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 

STEM Careers

STEM fields continue to provide significant opportunities for career growth, and above median compensation as compared to many other fields. These webpages provide information on the various types of jobs students might expect to find in select STEM fields.