Teaching and Justice

Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare

by Kim Levenhagen, Associate Professor, Program in Physical Therapy According to a report from the United States Census Bureau, by 2020, more than half of the nation’s children will belong to a minority race or ethnic group. Yet as our country grows more diverse each year, our healthcare facilities continue to lag in creating a… Continue reading Creating an Inclusive Environment in Healthcare

Inclusive Teaching, Teaching and Justice

Inclusive Teaching Creates Just Learning Environments

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center In keeping with the Reinert Center’s theme of teaching and justice, I’ve been thinking about the ways in which a commitment to inclusive teaching is a commitment to creating just learning environments for students. Earlier this semester, the Ignatian Pedagogy Institute explored two layers to be considered when teaching… Continue reading Inclusive Teaching Creates Just Learning Environments

Teaching and Justice

Creating Inclusive Environments to Encourage Classroom Civility

by Kristin Broussard, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning At the Reinert Center, we often get questions from graduate students and faculty about how manage classroom incivility.  At the Reinert Center, we prefer to focus on the positive – how can we create environments in which classroom incivility is prevented? One of… Continue reading Creating Inclusive Environments to Encourage Classroom Civility

Teaching and Justice

Supporting Student Mental Health

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center In a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 70% of teenagers reported that mental health issues are growing among their peers.   Spanning gender, socioeconomic status, and race, the survey reported that feelings of anxiety and depression outweighed problems with bullying, drug addiction, or gangs (Horowitz &… Continue reading Supporting Student Mental Health

Tips on Teaching

An Overview of Assessment

by Konnor Brennan, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center The tools and methods instructors use to assess to student understanding in their courses play many roles in course design. Assessing students throughout the course is important to ensure that students passing the course are meeting certain standards that are required to pass the course, and/or ensuring that… Continue reading An Overview of Assessment

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Register Now: Ignatian Pedagogy Institute

Ignatian Pedagogy Institute *Session II.  - Ignatian Imagination and Social Justice for Enhanced Teaching and Learning Monday, March 11, 2019 Il Monastero During this day-long retreat, participants will increase and deepen their knowledge of Ignatian pedagogy. Through multiple interactive sessions, participants will engage in imaginative thinking strategies focused on deeper learning and social justice that… Continue reading Register Now: Ignatian Pedagogy Institute