by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center "Learning of all kinds goes on best, lasts best, and tends to lead itself on more when it grows out of a real focus of interest in the learner." - Carl Rogers Establishing an inclusive learning environment can depend on how well instructors encourage and maintain working relationships… Continue reading Person-Centered Perspectives on Inclusive Teaching
A new resource guide on Assessment in Diverse Classrooms [LINK] has been posted to the Reinert Center website [LINK]. If you want to talk with someone about this topic in your own classes, you may request a teaching consultation by completing this form [LINK]. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here [LINK].
by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Queer pedagogy is an emerging area of research among scholars and instructors who are committed to creating inclusive learning environments for all students. Informed largely by queer theory and concerned with the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender learners, queer pedagogy is an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes… Continue reading Queer Pedagogy
by Gina Merys, Associate Director, Reinert Center While it is easy to think of social media as a place for non-academic conversations or short bursts of impulsive prose, using social media can also be a way to link students’ experiences out of the classroom with what they are learning in the classroom. Not only can… Continue reading Using Twitter to Promote Inclusive Learning
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Creating an inclusive learning environment begins with the course syllabus. In spite of how packed with information our syllabi can be, they often exclude more than they include. Disciplinary jargon and institutional abbreviations, the unwritten academic “rules of the game” we assume all students understand, the tone used when… Continue reading Features of an Inclusive Syllabus
A new resource guide on Active Listening to Support Inclusive Teaching [LINK] has been posted to the Reinert Center website [LINK]. If you want to talk with someone about active listening in your own classes, you may request a teaching consultation by completing this form [LINK]. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them… Continue reading New resource guide on Active Listening to Support Inclusive Teaching
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As part of the Reinert Center’s ongoing focus on inclusive teaching, we continue to add just-in-time resources and tips to our website, in order to help faculty act on their commitments to design and teach courses with inclusion as an explicit priority. In spite of our best intentions, we… Continue reading How Inclusive Are Your Courses? Tools for Self-Assessment