Category: Inclusive Teaching & Learning

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Dealing with Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

October 18, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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Difficult dialogues, or challenging conversations in the classroom, is a common frustration among teachers. In a recent Faculty Focus article, Annie Soisson, Ed.D., offers some tips for managing the dialogues and making them into a teaching moment. Soisson’s pointers include thinking ahead and trying to determine what moments could trigger discord, and planning a response; […]

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Five Ways to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom

June 15, 2018 | Julia Johnson

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In a recent Faculty Focus article Five Ways to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom Kathleen F. Gabriel, Ed.D discusses strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom with the goal of increasing retention and success of all students. Gabriel details five strategies that can be utilized by faculty members in all fields and with varied teaching […]

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Inclusive Teaching in Large Courses

May 10, 2018 | Beth Fisher

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An excellent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education describes how two professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill improved their large-enrollment courses by integrating more–and more equitable–opportunities for student participation, by carefully structuring and guiding such opportunities, and by providing students with insights on how to succeed in the courses. These […]

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The Case for Inclusive Teaching

March 8, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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In a recent article called “The Case for Inclusive Teaching” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Kevin Gannon responds to the persistent, troubling racial disparity in graduation rates across private and public four-year colleges and universities. Recent data suggests that completion rates continue to lag for African American and Latinx students. In response, Gannon suggests […]

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How to Respond: Facilitating Productive Discussions about Current Events

October 2, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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This post is by guest author, Lorien Carter, Associate Professor of Practice, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. This Teaching Tip (originally posted for Brown School Faculty in November 2016) is being “re-issued” with a few updates today in an effort to provide you with very timely information for how to […]

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Faculty members from across Washington University in St. Louis gathered for IDEA FIT, Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All from the Faculty Institute on Teaching, part of The Teaching Center, at Siegle Hall on the Danforth Campus in St. Louis Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Priscilla Song (right) of Anthropolgy talks during the session Designing Inclusive Materials and Assignments. Photo by Sid Hastings / WUSTL Photos

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Faculty Institute on Inclusive Teaching

May 1, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All Faculty Institute on Teaching (IDEA FIT) is a two-day institute that offers faculty from across the disciplines an opportunity to learn about and develop evidence-based strategies that can foster inclusion in teaching and learning. The 2017 institute took place on May 24-25. Supported by the Office of the Provost, IDEA […]

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The Many Meanings of Silence in the Classroom

March 6, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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In our extroverted culture, it can helpful for us to remember that our students’ silence in the classroom means different things at different times. In “Silence in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives of a Nepalese Graduate Student,” Krishna Bista, Professor of Education, University of Louisiana, provides insight on “patterns of silence” in the classroom. Informed by […]

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Learning About Confucian Heritage Learners

January 25, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Teaching inclusively entails learning about how our students learn. In this article from New Directions for Teaching and Learning, “Learning the Confucian Way,” author Tieyuan Guo provides insight into learning approaches among students from the “Confucian heritage cultures” (CHC) of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The author provides an overview of learning motivations among CHC learners and […]

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Transparency in Assignments

January 11, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Transparency in teaching is currently a topic of conversation in higher ed, as this learner-centered approach increases student engagement, confidence, and success. This Chronicle article, “The Unwritten Rules of College,” provides history on the idea and practice of helping students learn how to learn by making the 1) task, 2) purpose, and 3) the criteria of assignments explicit. For more […]

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9.22.2010--Freshman FOCUS class, "Women in Science" team taught by Prof. Regina Frey (striped shirt) & Prof. Barbara Baumgartner. Photos by Joe Angeles

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Guidelines for Debate-Time Discussions

October 3, 2016 | Beth Fisher

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The excitement surrounding the upcoming presidential debate at Washington University makes this week a great time to foster opportunities–both within and outside the classroom–to develop a deeper understanding of different perspectives on a wide range of issues that are being discussed by voters and by the candidates. As you engage your students in these conversations in the classroom, […]

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