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

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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

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Teaching and Justice: Reflections from the U.S./Mexico Border

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center As we begin the new term, I have been thinking about the Reinert Center’s theme – teaching and justice – in light of new insights gleaned during a recent immersion trip to the U.S./Mexico border. The people I met, the stories I heard, have me thinking in new ways… Continue reading Teaching and Justice: Reflections from the U.S./Mexico Border

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Teaching While Female

by Kristin Broussard, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center In keeping with the Reinert Center’s theme of “Teaching and Justice,” I think it is important to highlight some of the areas in higher education where justice is lacking – namely, the gender inequality experienced by women faculty. First, some background on gendered expectations, or expectations that differ… Continue reading Teaching While Female

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Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As a part of our ongoing theme on Teaching and Justice, the Reinert Center hosted a book discussion based on Cia Verschelden’s 2017 book, Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization.  The book illustrates how persistent racism, bias, and socioeconomic barriers… Continue reading Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization