09-11-2018 12:25 PM - last edited yesterday by michael_britt
This semester I used Popsicle sticks to place students in groups.
These groups stay together during the semester and will teach a section of a chapter later in the semester (Assignment: Student Teach Another). Students have an opportunity to work with their group members every other week.
What is surprising is that the students bond with their group and meet outside of class. This is one way to create a warm, inclusive engaging classroom. Students feel that they belong and they matter. Do you have some ways in which you have created an inclusive classroom? I would love to hear from you.
09-11-2018 12:31 PM
There are several things we've tried over the years - oncampus and online, but in my online classes, we're having a lot of success with Creating space for Open Discussions lately! Students start various topics related to the course or NOT (versus me directing them) and seem very open to discussing quite a few diverse topics. I'm in there to monitor and facilitate, but have not had any issues so far - knock on wood!