Teaching Today's Students, Tips on Teaching

Striking a Balance in Scholarship and Teaching

by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Upon entering academia, we are very aware that scholarship and research are emphasized on the path to success. Kehrer and Svenson (2012) state that “At its core, a university is a community of scholars, scholarship should permeate every… college and school”. However, now more than ever, universities are… Continue reading Striking a Balance in Scholarship and Teaching

Engaging All Learners, Instructional Continuity, Teaching with Technology

Digital Storytelling as a Pandemic Community-Building Mechanism

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Since our shift to remote and now dual-mode teaching, students have become more adept at using our course sites to access materials and complete course activities. They’re also more comfortable using Zoom and other tools to collaborate, engage, and meet key learning outcomes. At the same time, countless… Continue reading Digital Storytelling as a Pandemic Community-Building Mechanism

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ITS Classroom Training Sessions

The sessions described below are scheduled and conducted by ITS, not the Reinert Center. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Beedy, Classroom Technology Manager (dan.beedy@health.slu.edu). To prepare for the spring semester, ITS will offer classroom technology training sessions and classroom visit days for faculty.   The purpose of these sessions are to provide an overview of the technology in our classrooms, an opportunity to… Continue reading ITS Classroom Training Sessions

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Congratulations to the Fall 2020 Certificate Recipients

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning celebrates 13 Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients and two Principles Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients. This semester’s Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients are Tracy Russell, Lindsay Adams, Xue Li, Debra Gorman-Badar, Matthew Ellis, Alec Arnold, Sara Sawicki, Malgorza Moll, Kelly Ayres, Pedro Spindler-Ruiz, Rebecca… Continue reading Congratulations to the Fall 2020 Certificate Recipients

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

Instructional Continuity, Tips on Teaching

Planning for Uncertainty: Tips to help establish a sense of consistency, care, and community

by Christopher Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we look ahead to the next semester, there may be an air of confusion as to how best to plan for the next term.  While we cannot predict the future impact of the pandemic on our community, there are several ways instructors can offset uncertainty associated with… Continue reading Planning for Uncertainty: Tips to help establish a sense of consistency, care, and community

Reviews

Book Review: Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain

by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center When trying to understand such a broad topic as culturally responsive teaching, having a framework from which to work is often helpful. While far from all encompassing, a framework provides a structure for reference. One such framework is created by Zaretta Hammond and expounded upon in her book,… Continue reading Book Review: Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain