by Gina Merys, Director, Reinert Center Over the last few years, and especially during the course of this academic year, we have found ourselves in the continuous challenge of pursuing the incredible joys and triumphs of teaching and learning within a reality that is profoundly filled with trauma, loss, tragedy, anxiety, and sorrow. We grapple… Continue reading Resources on Student and Instructor Well-Being
by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center While Canvas makes it easy to post course content, it also has a range of tools that can extend and expand upon learning. Here are three of these tools. Learning Analytics Formative evaluation is a powerful method of gathering feedback from students during the semester so you… Continue reading Advanced Canvas Tools
As the fall semester comes to an end, winter break may offer a nice opportunity to find a good book to renew thoughts about teaching and course design. Below are three lesser-known recommendations enjoyed by Reinert Center staff. Hopefully one of these may spark your interest. Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest… Continue reading Book Recommendations: Winter Break Reading List
by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer Midterms are more than just an opportunity to assess student learning; they provide an invaluable point for student introspection. Through in-class polls, reflective assignments, or surveys, students have an opportunity to provide feedback, both affirming and critiquing their course learning experiences as well as our teaching strategies and approaches in… Continue reading Midterms as a Point for Student Introspection
In the spirit of the Reinert Center’s focus on Ignatian Pedagogy, two Resources Guides have been posted to help you reflect on ways to get to know your students. The Ignatian Pedagogical framework helps articulate how a deeper reflection on the conditions of teaching and learning can prompt a more spiritual and person-centered educational experience.… Continue reading New Resource Guides
A new resource guide on Five Things to Know When Setting Up Your Canvas Course has now been posted to the Reinert Center website. If you want to find more resource guides we offer, visit this webpage. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here (LINK).
Tea For Teaching is a podcast produced by the SUNY-Oswego Center for Teaching. The latest episode, dated August 26, offers some advice for returning to the classroom. https://feed.podbean.com/teaforteaching/feed.xml
A new resource guide on Assisting Students with Short-Term Absences Keep Current has now been posted to the Reinert Center website. If you want to find more resource guides we offer, visit this webpage. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here (LINK).
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
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