Working with Military Veterans in the Classroom

By Heather Landers

Military veterans are a widely diverse group of people with varying and uniquely individual experiences. In the classroom, they bring much to the table. The guidelines below have been developed as a contextual framework for thinking about how best to provide a safe, challenging, and stimulating learning experience when they are part of your classroom makeup.

You will find many of these guidelines similar to "best-practices" you already employ when working with other adult learners. Most importantly, they are suggestive, not prescriptive. Each individual and every situation is different.

Guidelines and Best Practices