Teaching/Instructional Resources

Inclusive Teaching/Classroom

Creating an inclusive classroom includes thinking about the design, language, tone, resource choices, and activities to create equitable experiences for all. Inclusive teaching strategies include approaches that support students from various experiences, backgrounds, knowledge, and learning styles and abilities. When we approach our BA 446 Marketing Research Class at HSU 2018teaching in this way, we create an environment where students feel equally a part of a community. “Even though some of us might wish to conceptualize our classrooms as culturally neutral or might choose to ignore the cultural dimensions, students cannot check their sociocultural identities at the door, nor can they instantly transcend their current level of development… Therefore, it is important that the pedagogical strategies we employ in the classroom reflect an understanding of social identity development so that we can anticipate the tensions that might occur in the classroom and be proactive about them” (Ambrose, Bridges, DiPietro, & Lovett, 2010, p. 169-170).

Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M.W., DiPietro, M. & Lovett, M.C. (2010). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Classroom Management

The idea of "classroom management" includes a variety of expectations and routines that are guided by your individual teaching philosophy (approach to teaching). One of the most important things you can do to create a respectful, welcoming learning environment is to begin the first day with two key elements: a learner-centered syllabus and co-created ground rules. The learner-centered syllabus sets the tone for learning and provides clear expectations. Consider coming to class on the first day with a ‘starter list’ of ground rules and then open a discussion with students. This co-constructive process provides a sense of ownership and accountability that will shape the learning space into a respectful place for everyone. Revisiting/revising these shared ground rules throughout the semester is a reminder of this inclusive space.

Assessing Student Learning (coming soon!)