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  • Neurodiversity is a Strength with Gloria Niles

    Neurodiversity is a Strength with Gloria Niles

    Today Gloria and I talk about neurodiversity and how it is often considered through a deficit model. We will talk about how identity and intersectionality may shape our conceptions of neurodiversity, and we will explore ways to use a strengths-based, talent-focussed approach. This positive, flipped approach helps to promote equity and inclusion for all students!

  • Indigenous Ways of Teaching, Learning & Being with Libby Roderick

    Indigenous Ways of Teaching, Learning & Being with Libby Roderick

    Our conversation investigates multiple ways that instructors can learn how to teach using Native practices, and the benefits that using these techniques bring to all involved. We discuss earth-based pace, observation and non-verbal learning, dance, silence and reflection, experiential learning and storytelling. We also learn what happens when we just stop talking as well.

  • Mission Possible with Mordecai Brownlee

    Mission Possible with Mordecai Brownlee

    Today’s conversation focuses on recruiting interest, inspiring students, and engaging them for the long haul in their academic careers, as well as what ways we can support students along the journey. Dr. Brownlee offers faculty some ideas to engage students and sustain student effort and persistence throughout a course, a term, and a college career.

  • Pauses Make Learning Visible with Melissa Wehler

    Pauses Make Learning Visible with Melissa Wehler

    In this episode, Melissa Wheeler, the co-founder of the Online Learning Toolkit, introduces us to the “Pause Procedure” with which we can help our students with their own self-regulation and executive functioning abilities. She takes us through four different kinds of pauses including learning, cognitive, engagement, and social pauses, each for different purposes. We will look at when to use the “Pause Procedure” in face-to-face and online classes, both in synchronous and asynchronous modalities.

  • Make My Teaching Life Easier With Travis Thurston

    Make My Teaching Life Easier With Travis Thurston

    This episode details the four groups of people that all instructors should work with to make their lives easier and their teaching more effective. There are many colleagues at universities who are ready, willing and able to help new and seasoned instructors to find, curate and develop resources, design and facilitate engaging courses, interpret student behavior and feedback, and create effective presentations of content, and Travis is here to tell us who they are and what they can do for you!

  • Grace-Full Online Teaching with Emory Maiden

    Grace-Full Online Teaching with Emory Maiden

    Today’s conversation is about moving online and what things we should be mindful of as we plan a course or as we are in the thick of a semester. We will talk about his philosophy behind using tech tools and how online courses really open up our teaching flexibility. We will also go over some things to avoid as you teach online, and Emory gives us some sage advice as someone who has helped hundreds of faculty move their courses online over the years.

  • Collaborative Learning and Student Engagement in Every Modality with Claire Major

    Collaborative Learning and Student Engagement in Every Modality with Claire Major

    Today’s episode is chock full of collaborative learning and student engagement techniques that can be used in land-based face-to-face or online learning classes. Claire offers the myriad resources of the K. Patricia Cross academy which has helpful blog posts, a video library, and downloadable resources of teaching techniques with in-person and online applications.

  • Maybe It Doesn’t Need to Be a Video with Clea Mahoney

    Maybe It Doesn’t Need to Be a Video with Clea Mahoney

    In today’s conversation, the last of our Summer 2020 series on UDL in online environments, Clea and I talk about multiple ways of representing information in online classes. How can we customize the display of information, offer alternatives for text or auditory information, and guide information processing and visualization for our students? And if that sounds like way too much, we also discuss how to make online teaching simple and sustainable because, well, maybe it doesn’t need to be a video!

  • Your Humanity is an Asset: Instructional videos & Trauma-aware pedagogy with Karen Costa

    Your Humanity is an Asset: Instructional videos & Trauma-aware pedagogy with Karen Costa

    In this episode, part of our Summer 2020 series on UDL in online environments, Karen and I discuss what trauma-aware pedagogy is and how instructional videos can help with the effects of trauma on executive functions and self-regulation.

  • UDL can Save Us All This Fall with Judith Dutill

    UDL can Save Us All This Fall with Judith Dutill

    In this episode, which is part of a Summer 2020 series on Universal Design for Learning in online environments, we talk about how to give space to our students and perhaps give up some control this coming semester, and how to keep our students excited about learning in this new environment.

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