April 2020 archive

SIP 11.14 Crafting Meaningful Goodbyes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? This spring, we quickly moved our classes online and campus was closed down due to COVID-19. Though we have continued to work and teach together, many of us did not get to say goodbye or formally celebrate our time together as part of our larger departmental or Metropolitan State …

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SIP 11.13 Ideas to Make Your Synchronous Online Classes More Fun

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? The transition to online teaching has been challenging for faculty members. I noticed that with this change, the focus of my classes shifted from learning together or engaging students to simply β€œdelivering the content.” I teach four classes this semester, like several of you, and one of my biggest …

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SIP 11.12 Compassionate Grading

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Last month, in the face of a global pandemic, faculty and students from around the country were forced to make a sudden and drastic shift to remote and online learning. Professors who were used to teaching their students in the classroom are now having to conduct their courses on …

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SIP 11.11 Supporting Students in Their Religious Practices

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? With everything moving online so quickly, many of us might forget that this spring is a time of many religious holidays that our students, and ourselves, will still be trying to celebrate. Supporting students right now means supporting their whole selves, and for many of them, giving a little …

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SIP 11.10 Recovering Momentum After Spring Break – COVID-19 Edition

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice?   The week after spring break can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Whether you were on a beach, hanging at home or even catching up on work, it can be difficult to recapture the everyday routine of the semester. This year, the task of getting back …

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