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Teaching Tricks from the Pedagogy Trick & Treat

On November 1st, the CTE hosted the first Pedagogy Trick & Treat, where faculty came together for a rowdy yet informative hour of presentations or "teaching tricks" colleagues use in their USF classrooms. We created this post to share these great teaching tricks with you. You'll find a short description, handouts, and in some cases audio accompaniment next to each presenter. Read more ...

Teaching Cafe on Antiracist Grading

On November 15th and 16th, the CTE hosted an essential teaching cafe with guest presenter, Professor Nicole Gonzales Howell (Rhetoric & Language) titled, "Moving Toward Antiracist Teaching and Grading."

If you missed the cafe or if you attended and are just looking for further resources, you can find them here. Read more ...

Danger of a Single Story with Shawn Doubiago

Shawn Doubiago, Comparative Literature and Culture, uses a flipped class activity at the beginning of each semester involving the the TED Talk, ‟The Danger of a Single Story,” by novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Listen to Shawn describe the activity and explain the ways this activity helps facilitate student communication, potentially leading to a more successful classroom experience, especially when tackling sensitive topics. Read more ...

Rod Fong on Stereotype Threat

This interview with Rod Fong (Law) about stereotype threat took place in July 2014. Our summer book was Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele. Rod has been using, and extending, some of the recommendations made by Claude in his work with Law students. Read more ...

Contentious Conversations with Candice Harrison

This interview with Candice Harrison (History) took place in January 2015. Candice discusses conducting difficult conversations in the classroom setting and how to model emotional responses. Read more ...

Inclusive & Identity-Safe Classrooms: Videos

In this post you'll find a variety of videos about inclusive and identity-safe classrooms. This collection includes the video of Claude Steele's 2013 presentation at USF, a video by Dorothy Steele, and several others. Definitely worth a look! Read more ...

Rhonda Magee on Inclusivity 101

This interview with Rhonda Magee (Law) took place in May 2014. We’ve dubbed this interview as Inclusivity 101 as the purpose was to be a general introduction to inclusive and identity-safe issues impacting student experiences in the classroom. Read more ...

Supporting Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Students

This interview with Ja’Nina Walker (Psychology) about supporting transgender and gender non-binary students took place in December 2014. Read more ...

On Microaggressions with Elena Flores

An interview with Elena Flores (School of Education) about microaggressions. Elena provides great tips on spotting and dealing with microaggressions in classroom environments. Read more ...

Inclusive & Identity-Safe Learning Spaces

The big idea of inclusive and identity-safe learning spaces is that each learner deserves not only an academic course, but a learning environment that has been intentionally shaped to invite and expect inclusion, and a teacher, regardless of the subject matter, who is committed to inclusivity. We deliberately choose to focus on learning spaces rather than classroom because learning takes place in many areas within and outside of the traditional classroom. Inclusivity and identity safety should be assured in all of those learning situations. Read more ...

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