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New Resource Guide

A new resource guide on Building the Journal Tool in Canvas has been posted to the Reinert Center website [LINK]. If you want to find more information on Canvas at SLU, visit this webpage. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here (LINK).

Resources

Teaching Podcasts for Your Summer Enjoyment and Edification

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center If you want a break from true crime podcasts this summer, here are a couple of recommendations for podcasts that deal with timely teaching and learning issues.  Are there educational podcasts you’re loving lately? Please feel free to tell us about them in the comments. Dead Ideas… Continue reading Teaching Podcasts for Your Summer Enjoyment and Edification

Teaching and Justice, Teaching Today's Students, Tips on Teaching

Bursting the Busywork Bubble

by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Well, it’s that time of year. As we move closer to graduation we are administering and grading exams, final projects and presentations. We will also soon receive notification that our course evaluations are available. Course evaluations often provide an opportunity to take stock and identify if changes need… Continue reading Bursting the Busywork Bubble

Teaching and Justice, Teaching Today's Students

New Resource Guide

The Reinert Center has created a new Resource Guide to help faculty when drafting recommendation letters.  The guide offers a few framing thoughts as well as a strategies to help faculty work against implicit bias and stereotypes when writing letters for students. Avoiding Racial and Gender Bias When Writing Recommendation Letters Although the guide is… Continue reading New Resource Guide

Teaching Today's Students, Teaching with Technology

Teaching Strategies to help combat Zoom fatigue

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Using video platforms like Zoom has quickly become a standard way to connect with colleagues, friends, or family.  However, it is becoming apparent that video meetings can be both mentally and physically draining.  Often referred to as “Zoom fatigue,” these exhausting feelings can have an impact on our… Continue reading Teaching Strategies to help combat Zoom fatigue

Teaching and Justice, Tips on Teaching

Wise feedback to reduce stereotype threat and to support your classroom community

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Offering constructive feedback on student performance can offer important opportunities for social and intellectual development.  However, research has found that students do not always understand how teachers critique their work and may misconstrue comments as overly negative.  This misunderstanding can reinforce negative stereotypes and undermine teacher/student trust.  Wise… Continue reading Wise feedback to reduce stereotype threat and to support your classroom community