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SIP 12.10 Prioritizing Self-Care

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Educators and students adjusting to remote learning are encouraged to prioritize new ways to incorporate self-care into their daily routine. Teaching is an intensive job, and especially during the pandemic, prioritizing self-care to become a habit is increasingly important for all teachers. Working and learning from home can be …

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SIP 12.9 Using UDL in Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Classes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework or way of approaching teaching and learning that focuses on providing diverse opportunities for learning to all students, removing barriers, honoring students’ strengths and unique learning styles, and meeting their needs equally. Approaching teaching and learning in this way benefits all students, not …

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SIP 12.8 Helping Students Prepare to Vote in the November Election

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Voting is the cornerstone of the democratic process. Regardless of whether a person considers voting a right, a privilege or a duty, the act of casting a ballot is constitutionally protected and allows each of us to help create the laws of the land and choose the representatives who …

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SIP 12.7 Digital Social Annotation

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Do you struggle with making readings come alive and be relevant to students’ lives and future professional communities? Do you hear that required readings are overwhelming, too dense and/or difficult to understand? Do you wonder if your students complete their required readings? Do you wish your students could contribute …

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SIP 12.5 Trauma-informed Pedagogy

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Although trauma-informed pedagogy is becoming a new buzzword in educational circles, the concept behind it has been around for a long time. “Trauma-informed practices” means a set of practices, policies and procedures that support and address the learning needs of children impacted by trauma, as well as address secondary …

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SIP 12.4 Inspire Lifelong Learning Using 1 Book/1 Project/2 Transform

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Faculty members want to promote ideals such as curiosity, lifelong learning and open-mindedness. Sometimes, though, the textbooks we choose seem to have an almost-opposite goal: They may be narrowly focused, ruthlessly structured and blinkered in their approach. Of course, these textbooks serve their purpose and often serve it well …

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SIP 12.3 Building Community Online

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Despite all the anxiety and discomfort at closing schools in March due to COVID-19, there was one bright spot in the move to emergency remote teaching and learning: At least face-to-face (and other) classes had met for the first half of the spring semester, so a community had been …

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SIP 12.2 Setting Equitable Expectations for Synchronous Class Sessions

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? As we go into our first full semester with synchronous (online and live) and asynchronous (online but not live) instruction, many of us are struggling to figure out our expectations and equitable assessment methods for students who attend synchronous (online and live) classes with us. We are also struggling …

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SIP 12.1 Student-generated Outcomes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Welcome to fall 2020: pandemic teaching at its finest! As we all adjust to a new normal in higher education, an overarching sentiment of disorder is impacting the back-to-school experience for everyone. How can we, as faculty, help our students regain some semblance of control and agency in their …

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SIP 11.15 Maintaining Community During a Pandemic

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? We at MSU Denver have always had community-building on our collective mind. As a commuter campus, we must strive to bring our students together in ways that are not as simple as offering pizza and programming in a residence hall. Our efforts in this area set us apart from so …

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