Backward Design |   First Day of Class  | Inclusive Teaching -Preparing to Teach for Inclusion | Successful Syllabi | Fostering Cultural Humility


Backward Design

  • The most successful learning environments are designed. There is a better way to creating or revising a course than going to the textbook or previous syllabi, it’s backward design. The basics of backwards design and alignment between learning objectives, activities and assessments are discussed.  

Teaching Tools—Backward Design (PDF)

First day of class

  • This evidence-based resource will help you make the most of your first class and will provide helpful hints to ensure your expectations are transparent to your students and also set the tone for a welcoming learning environment. 

Teaching Tools—First Day of Class (PDF)

Inclusive Teaching -Preparing to Teach for Inclusion

  • Inclusive teaching and learning denotes pedagogical methods, techniques and approaches that take into account the diverse needs and backgrounds of all students ensuring that they feel valued and welcomed in the classroom.

Teaching Tools —Inclusive Teaching -Preparing to Teach for Inclusion (PDF)

Successful Syllabi 

  • The syllabus is usually the first introduction students have to your course. This Teaching Tool provides you with tips to ensure that the syllabus is a document that can engage students in their learning.

Teaching Tools—Successful Syllabi (PDF)

Fostering Cultural Humility in the Classroom 

  • Cultural Humility goes beyond knowing there are commonalities and differences across groups, it focuses on people who engage in a process of "openness, self-awareness, being egoless, and incorporating self-reflection and critique after willingly interacting with diverse individuals."  This Teaching Tool provides you with strategies of how to help students engage in cultural humility.

Teaching Tools—Foster Cultural Humility (PDF)

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