When students know who you are, students are more motivated to learn.

When students know who you, the instructor and/or TA, are, students are more motivated to learn and feel a stronger sense of a learning community.

“Prior to the first day of class, post some information about who you are as a person. Create a text-based page with one or more still photos or develop a video to show students something about your life and interests. Reveal your personality throughout the semester by interacting with students in your authentic voice.” (Darby & Lang, 2019, Small Teaching Online, pp. 103-104)

Learn more here: https://wellbeing.ubc.ca/fostering-academic-tenacity-online-connection