In a previous post, Transforming Your Syllabus with an Equity Mindset: The Role of Policy Statements, we explored the dilemma that boilerplate policy statements can make the syllabus feel like a transactional document, yet theseContinue reading “Transforming your Syllabus with an equity-mindset: Part II”
Ideas for higher education from the book by Joe Feldman We want our students to grow and develop in our courses, and we especially love those occasions when our students’ overcome barriers and achieve hugeContinue reading “Grading for Equity – Book Review”
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, emergencyContinue reading “Remaining a Reflective Practitioner in Hectic Times”
Teaching students how to learn often involves teaching about mindsets. There is substantial evidence that positive academic mindsets are strongly linked to better academic performance at all levels of schooling, not just in younger grades.Continue reading “3 Practical Strategies for Teaching about Mindsets”
As the new year begins, the pandemic still looms and Covid cases are currently spiking. Many college educators are finding themselves starting the first few weeks of the semester back in remote teaching settings. Yes,Continue reading “Tips for Starting the Semester Teaching Remotely”
The past few years have highlighted an indisputable need to address equity more intentionally in our courses. And yet, pandemic-related changes have pulled educators in many new directions and left us tired and wary ofContinue reading “Equity-Based Teaching Practices We Can Adopt Immediately”
How do we Manage Policy Statements within an Inclusive Course Syllabus? Our Designing a Motivational Syllabus course, based on the book by the same name, guides college instructors through the process of re-thinking and re-inventingContinue reading “Transforming Your Syllabus with an Equity Mindset: The Role of Policy Statements”
One of the best parts of teaching a course about course design is seeing faculty view prior teaching “challenges” as exciting new opportunities. In Significant Learning by Design, based on Dee Fink’s Integrated Course DesignContinue reading “3 Significant Benefits of Integrated Course (Re)Design”
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Dedicated to sharing ideas, challenges, resources, and useful tips, this blog series will focus on strategies and inspiration for teaching intentionally amidst our busy and chaotic lives. Unless otherwise noted, posts written by Bridget Arend.
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