by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center
As we close out spring semester, taking time to reflect and rejuvenate are important aspects of the teaching cycle. This down time may also afford you an opportunity to read a good book or listen to a podcast (or series) to renew your thoughts and passion about teaching and course design. Below are several book and podcast suggestions from Reinert Center staff on topics related to inclusive teaching, assessment, teaching with technology, and online learning. We hope that one of these provide a spark in your teaching as you reflect, plan, design, and facilitate learning experiences in various formats moving forward:
- This book examines inclusive teaching practices through various faculty and interdisciplinary perspectives. The authors provide examples of inclusive practices, discuss intentional course design choices that promote inclusion, and address unintentional design choices that may have the ill effect of excluding some of our learners. This book was discussed in a faculty reading group in Spring 2022 and serves as an essential text for the Reinert Center’s 2022 Course Design Institute.
- In a follow-up to Minds Online, Michelle Miller provides additional strategies and resources for evidence-based, technology-focused pedagogy. This book expands on the relationship between memory and learning, focusing on how to help students avoid distractions in today’s wired world and develop technological skills to inform and advance their individual learning and metacognitive skills.
- This book challenges traditional assessment practices and strategies. An emphasis is placed on designing fair, equitable, and transparent assessments to enable all students to demonstrate mastery of desired learning outcomes. This book is a timely read for anyone interested in developing and using authentic, transparent assessments in the classroom to increase student motivation, learning, and performance.
Podcast: Tea for Teaching
- Episode 219: Rigor with Jordynn Jack and Viji Sathy
- Episode 221: Disability and Higher Education with Kat Macfarlane
- Episode 222: Interleaved Practice with Josh Samani and Steven Pan
- Episode 228: Trauma-Responsive Practice with Em Daniels
Podcast: Teaching for Student Success
- Episode 9: Deep Teaching with Bryan Dewsbury
- Episode 11: The Why and How of Inclusive Teaching with Tracie Addy
- Episode 13: Stress, Grades, and the American Way! Time for a Re-boot with Joshua Eyler
Books on our radar for Fall 2022 and beyond:
- Inclusive teaching: Strategies for promoting equity in the college classroom (August 2022)
- Unraveling faculty burnout: pathways to reckoning and renewal (September 2022)
- Picturing a professor: Interrupting biases about faculty and increasing student learning (November 2022)
Please contact the Reinert Center to schedule a consultation to talk further about your teaching plans or needs.