“Days after…” Pedagogy Resources
Stress, Stresses, and Learning – some suggestions for attending to stress and stresses in the learning environment.
Please see these strategies for ideas on facilitating dialogue during “Days after…”
Resources following the verdict in the State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin trial
The following list of resources was created in response to the court’s decision in the case of the State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin, 27-CR-20-12646. This list is not inclusive of every issue related to this landmark decision, but was prepared and shared for the purpose of facilitating discussion in courses at Syracuse University.
*Lynching in America
*This content includes text and visuals which are shared for educational purposes but may be disturbing. Please exercise self-care when viewing or using this material.
Resources for race, racism, and protest
American Historical Association (AHA) Issues Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States (June 2020).
“Erasing History or Making History? Race, Racism, and the American Memorial Landscape,” a webinar featuring David W. Blight (Yale University), Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard University), and Jim Grossman (American Historical Association executive director)
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers a vast array of primary and secondary sources as well as an extensive catalog of teaching resources, including videos, curricula, lesson plans, and activities. (This is a large resource and may take time to load.)
Responding to the Insurrection at the US Capitol – Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.
“So Far Away from 1965: Voting Rights in the United States” – article by Julian Zelizer published in Perspectives on History, the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association.
U. S. History Scene is a multimedia history education website composed of historians and educators at over fifty universities dedicated to providing students and teachers with easy access to digital resources, live digital curriculum, and cutting-edge history scholarship.
White House Historical Association: Protest at the People’s House offers a collection of research articles and photographs focused on the history of protest at the White House and Lafayette Park. This recounting of over a century of First Amendment protests organizes events into themes including civil, women’s, Native American, and LGBTQ+ rights.
Academic Continuity Resources
Academic Continuity Resources have been compiled to support students, faculty and staff as we continue to transition to mixed modality teaching, learning and work.
Health and Wellness Resources
Teaching and Technology Tuesday session (2/9/21): Simone Adams from the Barnes Center discusses student mental health and Barnes Center resources.
View the recording of Simone’s session (51:18, including transcript)
Stanford researchers identify four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes (from Stanford News) – It’s not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body. But there are easy ways to mitigate their effects.
Teaching Classes Online
- Best Practices for Teaching Online
- Effective Teaching Online
- How to be a Better Online Teacher – Advice
- How to Motivate Students Online
- Identifying and Supporting Struggling Students in Online Courses
- Online Course Best Practices Checklist
- Student Motivation and Engagement
- Lab Options for Distance Delivery
- MERLOT – The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.
Syracuse University Syllabus Templates
- Undergraduate and graduate syllabus templates
- Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus: One Professor’s Journey – IDEA Paper 60 (Authored by: Aaron S. Richmond, Metropolitan State University of Denver)
- One of the best practices for inclusive instruction is to use rubrics. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment maintains a rubric resource website.
- We can work together with you if you would like to design a rubric, or you can get ideas by looking at examples of rubrics on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment website.
- Classroom assessment strategies:
- Looking for new ways to assess student understanding of content throughout the semester? Try these classroom assessment techniques for quick and easy ways to test knowledge during class!
- Some Help with Home School – Watch Classic Television
- Some Help with Home School – Take a Walk
- Some Help with Home School – Cook Together
- Home Schooling, Simplified
- NY Times article on how to turn cramped quarters into a space conducive to learning.
- Transforming COVID into a Learning Opportunity
- Spending a little of your class time educating students about COVID-19 may help them to deal with the challenges of the pandemic.
- Qualtrics in the classroom:
- Qualtrics is a survey platform available to students, faculty, and staff at Syracuse University, and can be used in your courses to collect data on students and help you to plan for the semester. Visit the Syracuse University Libraries website to learn more about Qualtrics and to register for free workshops.
- Discussion on Stress-Aware/Trauma-Informed Teaching
- Resources for International Faculty and TAs from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame
External Online Professional Development Opportunities
Intentional Teaching College – Facilitated Two-Week Online Courses. Designed by Best-Selling Authors. Personalized Feedback & Tangible Outcomes.
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