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Strategies for Building an Inclusive Classroom

This fall, the DePaul Teaching Commons is hosting a workshop mini-series on creating inclusive classrooms. Inclusive teaching is a timely topic, particularly in the context of the controversial article on trigger warnings and microaggressions published in The Atlantic in September, the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, and the recent protests at the University of Missouri. […]

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Facilitating Situational Interest in Class

As lifelong learners, we are learning continuously. Along the way, there have always been some things that interested us, while other things didn’t. At the same time, there also have been some things that we didn’t find interesting at first, but later they appear intriguing because of the way they are presented. In higher education, students have the autonomy to choose […]

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The Higher Education Act: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

The Higher Education Opportunity Act is an amended version of the Higher Education Act, first passed by Congress, and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, in 1965. This act needs to be reauthorized by Congress approximately every six years. In the 2008 reauthorization, this act was renamed the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Reauthorization […]

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Being an Effective Teacher (Part I)

I have played the role of a learner all my life.  I remember vividly many of my learning experiences typically involving a great deal of frustration and even pain but also an unmeasurable amount of ultimate joy and satisfaction. In first grade, for example, learning (or better, memorizing) the 10x multiplication tables was frustrating as […]

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