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    Posted by 4 days ago
    An interesting piece this morning on Faculty Focus about using short (instructor) videos in our courses to both connect with students and reinforce learning goals each week. A direct link is below for anyone who is interested. While I have developed an extensive network of two-minute whiteboard animations since last summer as part of my online course modules, I must admit that the itch to develop short videos (that are more interesting than my old Prezi videos in use during the 2020-2021 AY...
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    Posted by 4 days ago
    As part of my ongoing efforts to provide students with meaningful feedback on their individual reflections each week plus their three big collaborative projects AND get them to think about their approach to learning, I have used various open-ended metacognitive questions based on Bloom's revised taxonomy. Here is an useful link to ten such prompts from the Teach Thought website that I have used this semester, albeit in slightly modified form to move the questions away from simple yes-no answ...
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    Posted by 4 days ago
    I'm re-posting the Zoom info for our meeting below for anyone who may need it. I'm also going to be linking to this post in the Logistics playlist, so you can always check there to access this persistent meeting link for any of our future discussions.

    Join Zoom Meeting https://msu.zoom.us/j/95148307886

    Meeting ID: 951 4830 7886
    Passcode: 432210

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    Posted by 4 days ago
    Hi folks! We're excited for our discussion of Ch. 5 and 6 of the Quaye, Harper, and Pendakur text. Stacia has graciously volunteered to serve as our facilitator for this discussion; you can scroll down in the Feed to see the notes and questions she's uploaded. Alternately, I should point out that you can always see the running list of meeting agendas in the "Logistics" section of the Playlists tab; you should be able to see Stacia's material there too.

    I also want to send out a word of wel...
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    Posted by 6 days ago
    There is an interesting piece this morning on Faculty Focus about how we might combat Imposter Syndrome in academia. Both among faculty AND among students from historically marginalized groups. Here is the link for those who might like to take a look:

    https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/philosophy-of-teaching/combating-imposter-syndrome-in-academia/

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    Posted by 13 days ago
    Michigan State University's own: James M. Lucas, Nicola Imbracsio, and Sheila Marquardt have shared an excellent resource on Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for educators entitled "Global DEI Models and Methods" (2021). The PDF of this resources is attached below.
    GlobalDEIClassrooms.pdf

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    Posted by 17 days ago
    Everyone develops their own way of planning and mapping out a new course, but here is what has emerged for me during the last several years:

    Week 1 -- Introductory Course Documents and Orientation

    Week 2 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading/Viewing B
    Individual Reflection #1 Submitted
    Student Learning Teams Posted to D2L

    Week 3 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading Viewing B
    SLT Collaboration Begins
    Individual Reflection #2 Submitted

    Week 4 -- Reading/Viewing A OR Reading...
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    Posted by 18 days ago
    Chapter 5: Notes and questions
    1. Erasure: “We must engage in critical self-reflection about the conscious and unconscious ways higher education continues to participate in Native people’s erasure and develop decolonial engagement practices that foreground Native movements for cultural/political sovereignty and self-determination.”
    2. Assimilation: “…the problematic goal of assimilation…”
    3. Social Justice: “…scholars must work toward social change.”
    4. Storying: “Stories are not separat...
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    SSRG_12-3.docx

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    Posted by 22 days ago
    I have attached the chat transcript from our Zoom discussion to this post, and the link to our recording is pasted below for anyone interested!
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    https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/Social+Justice+Pedagogy+Roundtable+%28Nov.+12%2C+2021+1-2A30+pm%29/1_x279gcja
    Social_Justice_Pedagogy_Roundtable_Zoom_Chat_11-12-21.pdf

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    Posted by 22 days ago
    In the leadup to today's roundtable, our panelists mentioned that we should have had a social justice playlist prepared as background music for our discussion. And, in that spirit, I'll just pose this question to the group: What songs would you insist on including in such a playlist?

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    Posted by 23 days ago
    Please see the flyer attached for details about today's event! If you are looking for the Zoom details, see below.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://msu.zoom.us/j/96422426824

    Meeting ID: 964 2242 6824
    Passcode: teach
    Social_Justice_Pedagogy_Roundtable_Flyer_11-12-21.pdf

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    Posted by 23 days ago
    Following a conversation I was part of yesterday about what inclusive teaching and learning practices might actually look like in a college classroom, I looked around at various other schools in the Big Ten and put together a list of interesting links attached below. Please have a closer look if you are thinking about how to incorporate inclusive practices into your own teaching. Or if you just want to check that you're on the right track already.
    Inclusive_Practices_in_the_Classroom.docx