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SIP 13.8 Taking Care of Ourselves First

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? We’ve all heard this statement numerous times: “Put on your own oxygen mask first before assisting others.” But the question is: How do we as caring, nurturing people do this without feeling guilt, second thoughts and possibly remorse? It is in our nature as teachers to want to help …

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SIP 13.3 Navigating Constant Moral Decisions while Teaching and Learning During a Pandemic

Students and faculty alike are tired from the daily value prioritizing and moral negotiations required for pandemic life. From the simplest decisions to the most complex, our values and priorities are being questioned and tested; it can even feel like these decisions define our worth or standing within our communities. Decisions that normally didn’t take …

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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 12.5 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 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 “delivering the content.” I teach four classes this semester, like several of you, and one of my biggest …

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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 11.8 Designing Group Work with Universal Design for Learning

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice?   There are many great arguments for using group work in your classes, either as an instructional strategy in class or as a component of formal graded assignments. In her book Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn: Engaging Students in the Classroom and Online, Janet Salmons reviews the research …

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SIP 10.9 Flexibility with Deadlines

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Some students are driven by deadline pressure, but many find the stress of a looming deadline overwhelming. Additionally, our students are often juggling competing demands and deadlines from courses, jobs and their personal lives, and our assignment due dates may overlap with a big work-related deadline or an important …

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SIP 8.8 Fostering Success among Students Involved with the Criminal Justice System

Fostering Success among Students Involved with the Criminal Justice System   Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Education is the underpinning of an enlightened, democratic society. An effective criminal justice system is equally important in terms of maintaining a safe and equitable society. In a democratic society, people who have been incarcerated or who are …

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SIP 5.10 Easy NFL Grouping

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Coming up with creative and pedagogically sound methods of grouping students for collaborative learning projects can become tiresome by the end of the semester. And when left up to students, we find groups that are comprised of the same classmates time and again. So, how can we create pedagogically-sound, …

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