Creating accommodating, all-inclusive environments for all students should be a top priority for any educator. Fortunately, faculty can implement small, straightforward pedagogical changes to increase the inclusion of students with disabilities that often improve interaction between all enrolled students, improve the classroom experience, and make teaching more efficient and effective.
This seminar offers an understanding of microaggressions in the classroom, strategies to take when they occur, and suggestions on how to create a classroom climate that limits them.
Aside from a universal aversion to early morning classes, students can hardly be considered a homogeneous group. They’re diverse in so many respects–culturally, generationally, in their backgrounds, in their abilities, in their identity. Those differences often bring with them different learning styles and needs. Meeting these students where they’re most comfortable, and where they learn best, is something every educator can strive to do.
For those who are passionate about teaching, the answer is clear: Get even better. Become even more impactful. Find even more new ways to inspire, enlighten, and transform students. If you’re thirsting for new ideas to take your teaching performance to new heights, you’ll plenty in the Magna Online Course, Enrichment for Mid-Career Faculty.
One common misperception students have regarding online courses is that these courses are easier, less time consuming, and less rigorous than traditional face-to-face courses. This can lead to a major disconnect between expectations and outcome.
Changing an educational format or program can be challenging for both instructors and students. Viewing classroom change through the Kubler-Ross change curve helps determine that stress and resistance can be managed through to experimentation and integration over time.
Understand the prevalence of unrecognized trauma in the general population and in the educational setting, learn to identify common characteristics of trauma, be able to recognize how maladaptive behaviors serve as coping skills in trauma survivors, learn the six principles for creating a trauma-informed classroom, and will learn strategies to evolve the learning environment and avoid re-traumatization.
This Magna 20-Minute Mentor discusses core power skills which include: teamwork, communication, positive attitude, critical thinking, professionalism, and time management. You’ll also learn a four phase approach to integrating soft-skill education into a curriculum and how to design related activities to unleash the full potential of your students.