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The Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching, created by Margery B. Ginsberg, emphasize how inclusion includes respect and connectedness in the classroom (2004). Hence, I am always looking for teachable moments to engage students that correlates to the lesson objective. After viewing and discussing the video, “Grit” by Angela Duckworth, students were given an opportunity to practice the simple technique of focusing. A variation of this activity was posted in the On Course Facilitators Manual with credit given to Dave Ellis (2020). I modified the activity for my course.
This is a fun, active learning teaching technique that promotes critical thinking (see picture). Your students will be seriously engaged and leave with tips to experience success in college.
Downing, S. and Brennan, J. On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and
in Life, Facilitator’s Manual, Cengage Learning. Boston, MA. 2020.
Ginsberg, M. B., and Wlodkowski, R. J. Diversity & Motivation, Culturally Responsive
Teaching in College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2009.