That Perfect Cup of Tea: Feminism for Today’s Generation!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Things to consider when teaching about feminism is an important reflection point. Lesson ideas to inspire inquiry questions. Consider the importance of male support in the feminist movement. Equity and Inclusion Reflection Questions: Why has the world continued to function without gender equality? What discussion points would you be comfortable bringing up in your classroom to consider making a … Read More

Implicit Bias

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Implicit bias is when people hold ideas about groups of people without consciously realizing it. Directly teach students about bias so that they can identify it and stop it when they see it. “Equity and Inclusion Just Got Better” Blog Reflection Questions: Why is it important to consider implicit bias? How do you plan on addressing implicit bias when … Read More

3 Steps to Dive Deeper Into the Cultural Iceberg

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Explore your cultural iceberg. What are the visible and less visible bits of your culture? What does culture mean to you and how can you address it in the classroom? Take a global perspective when teaching about cultures. “Equity and Inclusion Just Got Better” Blog Reflection Questions:  What does culture mean? How is culture embedded into the curriculum we … Read More

Remote Learning: Does Learning Space Impact Student Growth?

Steven WeberBlog, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: The pandemic has caused a gap between students from access to resources, support, and learning environments. Students’ circumstances impacted their ability to learn creating interrupted and unfinished learning experiences. There was a vast difference in what students’ learning spaces were like outside of the classroom. Reflecting on what students have gone through and how this translates into our classrooms … Read More

Engagement and Equitability with Easy-to-Use Canvas Quizzes (VIDEO)

Don LotterBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Canvas has an auto-grading feature to use for quizzes. These quizzes can be used at the end of lectures and encourage students to take good notes. If you offer enough quizzes, this can improve equity by allowing students to fail or miss quizzes and still be successful in class. The quiz auto-grading feature of Canvas can be used to … Read More