Pedagogical Resources


Thus far, 2020 has proven to be a winter and spring that required global adaptation to a deadly pandemic virus, only to be launched into summer by the systemic murder of African-Americans resulting in nationwide protests against racist police brutality.

These disturbing events require a commitment to lean-in and not turn away; they demand our conscientiousness and devotion to the principles of peace and healing needed in this country. The call to communicate across such division and assault is difficult to hear and to attempt to discuss.  We have compiled effective guidelines to help facilitate these difficult conversations available here:Guidelines for Discussion of 2020 Events.pdf

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle of Higher Education created this guide to help faculty members "support students in traumatic times:"CopingwithCoronavirus_Collection.pdf

The Chronicle of Higher Education points to the importance of engagement as a foundation for pedagogy and explores four principles to activate participation in this article: How to Make Your Teaching More Engaging

Active learning strategies for both instructor and student are explored in this Chronicle of Higher Education article: How to Hold a Better Class Discussion

Another Chronicle of Higher Education piece sheds insight and practices to make your teaching more inclusive: Want to Reach All of Your Students? How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive

Multicultural dynamics are present in the classroom from many angles, the instructor arriving with as many as the students. Here are some guidelines for navigating discussion dynamics. Classroom Dynamics and Guidelines.pdf

Here are some guidelines to convene a discussion around disturbing public incidences and events. Guidelines for Discussion of Public Events.pdf

LARA Method-Listen Affirm Respond Add-is used to communicate across differences, engaging conflict empathetically, to invite diverse perspectives. LARA Method.pdf

Multicultural Course Planning offers considerations for instructors posed through inquiry. Created by Dr. RenĂ© Shingles and Dr. A.T. Miller. Transforming Course Content and Teaching Methods for Our Intercultural World.pdf