Decentering Teaching, Inclusive Teaching

Centering Trauma in Your Teaching Toolbox

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Pandemic teaching has exposed many of us to the human and emotional dimensions of teaching. During the height of school closures and lockdowns, we witnessed, first-hand, the challenges our students’ faced when caring for sick loved ones or younger siblings, working multiple jobs to balance a job loss… Continue reading Centering Trauma in Your Teaching Toolbox

Inclusive Teaching, Teaching with Technology

The “Do Nots” of Inclusive Online Teaching

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning The Worst Lecture Ever is a faux series of 50-minute online lectures created by Lindsay Masland, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Associate Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Appalachian State University. While the video description clearly offers… Continue reading The “Do Nots” of Inclusive Online Teaching

Inclusive Teaching

Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Resources for Getting Started

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center “The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify it and describe it–and then dismantle it.” –Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist (2019)   As a part of our ongoing commitment to providing equitable and inclusive educational structures for teaching and learning, the Reinert Center… Continue reading Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Resources for Getting Started

Inclusive Teaching, Instructional Continuity, Teaching with Technology, Tips on Teaching

Don’t Forget: Breakout Rooms Require Community, Too

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning In our push to accommodate the needs of students participating in online, hybrid, and remote learning formats, Zoom breakout rooms are consistently promoted as a viable tool to engage and connect students with content, each other, and course activities. The format has even… Continue reading Don’t Forget: Breakout Rooms Require Community, Too

Inclusive Teaching, Resources, Teaching and Justice

Three resources to help reflect on anti-racist teaching and course design

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we continue to strive to create ways to be a more equitable learning community, a growing number of educational resources to support anti-racism are available.  Admittingly the volumes of resources, guides, and books available can be a bit daunting; however, listed below are three brief resources to… Continue reading Three resources to help reflect on anti-racist teaching and course design

Inclusive Teaching, Jesuit/Ignatian, Teaching and Justice

Shocking the System: Why Talk about Race in the Classroom?

by Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser, Instructional Consultant, Reinert Center Recent waves of violence against black lives and a rising tide of protest have raised cultural awareness of the depth of systemic racism. Many educators are pondering whether or how to acknowledge this cultural upheaval in the classroom. Some may feel that, although racism is a problem in… Continue reading Shocking the System: Why Talk about Race in the Classroom?

Inclusive Teaching

Course Design for the Inclusive Eye

by Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser, Instructional Consultant, Reinert Center Over the years the Reinert Center has been developing an arsenal of resources for helping educators cultivate inclusive practices. There are so many resources, in fact, that it can be difficult to sift through all of them. The following is a list that highlights the resources available, with… Continue reading Course Design for the Inclusive Eye

Inclusive Teaching, Instructional Continuity, Learning Spaces, Teaching with Technology

A Model for Pandemic Era Course Design

by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we face the uncertainty of the fall semester, it is hard to see how our instructional time with students won’t change.  We may go through the entire semester without transitioning to remote learning, as we were forced to in the spring. Even if that proves to… Continue reading A Model for Pandemic Era Course Design

Inclusive Teaching, Teaching and Justice, Teaching Today's Students

College Student Mental Health: The New Normal

by Christina Tisher, Coordinator of Clinical Research, Graduate Student Wellness, and Disability Outreach,University Counseling Center  Mental health challenges are real and tangible forces in the lives of college students today. According to a national survey of nearly 20,000 undergraduate students, the three most frequently reported factors that negatively impacted students’ academic success were anxiety (27.4%), sleep difficulties… Continue reading College Student Mental Health: The New Normal