Tag Archive: diversity in the classroom

Revisiting acknowledging diversity in thinking within the classroom: The Post-Election Edition

The election is over and Donald J. Trump has been inaugurated as the 45TH President of the United States. Now, the real work begins in our country, communities, and especially in our classrooms.… Continue reading

Facilitating Student Gender Diversity

Higher education systems are increasingly examining the systems in place to support students who are living as a gender other than their birth sex or who identify as genderqueer or another identity outside… Continue reading

Mad About Millennials

Millennials, people born between 1982 and 2004, compose the bulk of our student population.  Millennials have been characterized as: Special/Narcissistic – a feeling promoted by doting parents/grandparents and an “every one wins” mentality… Continue reading

Pedagogical Strategies to Promote Diversity Skills

As we approach the beginning of another semester and I work on creating a new course, this moment presents itself as a great opportunity to think about how I deal with diversity in… Continue reading

Checking Ourselves: Political Opinion in the Classroom

“…There is a shift in which universities are trying to be politically correct, but the contradictory discourse conversations may be lacking. I am concerned that being too politically correct in the classroom may… Continue reading

Handling Difficult Situations with Mindful Inquiry

A chapter I recently read on handling diversity in the classroom ended with: “sensitivity alone is insufficient to deliver a quality curriculum” (Davis-Russell, 2007). This observation resonated with me, as a relative newcomer… Continue reading