Tag Archive: culturally responsive teaching

Apr 27 2017

SIP #3.29 Multiple Englishes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Many of our students are new to academia and its ways of speaking and writing. We who have been in it for years are enculturated and the speaking and writing conventions we follow may be invisible to us. But academic discourse may be mysterious and strange to our students. …

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Feb 09 2017

SIP #3.19 Guided Notes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Lecture is one of the most widely used methods of instruction in the higher education setting.  When lecture is the main mode of instruction, we often wonder just how much students are comprehending and retaining.  As mentioned in last week’s SIP #3.18 How to Teach Note-Taking Skills, it can …

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Jan 26 2017

SIP #3.17 Supporting Undocumented Students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Sometimes the best instructional practices have nothing to do with content delivery or methodological design, but instead focus on creating a classroom environment in which students can feel safe enough to fully participate in the educational enterprise.   President Jordan has been a leader in supporting higher education for undocumented …

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Oct 13 2016

SIP #3.8 Challenging Students’ Mental Models: Dealing with “Expectancy Effect”

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Have you ever seen students worrying about your class before you even start teaching? Perhaps complaining about the difficulty of the content before they even know what is expected? Have you heard students being defeatist about their own ability level, or believing that that they already know all there …

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Sep 29 2016

SIP #3.5 Productive Interactions with Frustrating Students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Last week the SIPsquad offered some perspective on the management of instructor frustration in the face of challenging student behavior. This week, the SIPsquad offers up some tactical advice that will allow instructors to immediately and positively engage in behavior correction for good outcomes. We are doing our students …

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Sep 22 2016

SIP #3.4 Managing Feelings of Frustration Toward Students

Professor frustrated with students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Have you ever heard something like, “What degrees do you have?” “I am an A student and I don’t agree with this grade.” “Actually, I recently read ____ and it said ….” Comments like these can result in feelings of frustration for professors. Those feelings can become barriers to …

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Nov 12 2015

SIP 2.12 Tips for Successfully Engaging with First-Year Students

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? While it may seem like freshmen students only land in First Year Success courses, the truth is that they are scattered throughout all disciplines and course levels.  What does the population of freshmen look like at MSU Denver this fall? 50% are white, 50% are of other races/ethnicities. The average …

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