Bringing joy back into teaching this year

Emergency remote teaching, social justice awakenings, efforts to quiet diversity and equity efforts, accountability demands, questions about the very value of higher education, and now…generative AI. As faculty members embark on another semester, there is again the ominous feel of the unknown and the sense that we should be changing everything in our classes toContinue reading “Bringing joy back into teaching this year”

Remaining a Reflective Practitioner in Hectic Times

Strategies for Academics to Avoid Burnout As we take a breath after the last few years, many of us have lost the space for reflective thought. Our need to triage the priorities of students, emergency remote learning, and our personal needs, health, and safety, have left us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Yet maintaining a reflectiveContinue reading “Remaining a Reflective Practitioner in Hectic Times”

Challenges in Assessing Student Reflection

Reflection is an increasingly common teaching and learning method. Especially in our current context of increased active learning methods and increased remote and distance learning, instructors are turning to reflection as a way to make the learning process visible and see evidence of student effort and progress. Yet, the challenge of how to assess studentContinue reading “Challenges in Assessing Student Reflection”