Tag Archive: student

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

Allowing humbug in the classroom: Acknowledging diversity in thinking

In the beginning of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1843), Ebenezer Scrooge has the divergent opinion that Christmas is nothing but a humbug and that charity to others is worthless.  Although, Scrooge changes… Continue reading

College Students Plus Homelessness Equals?

With Thanksgiving approaching, I offer this experience. I was walking with a faculty colleague across campus and I encountered a 19-year-old African-American female student that I had last year in class.  The young… 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

I Don’t See Color. I See People.

The following is a piece that I included in my chapter (CH 3: The Interaction of Cultures, Sexuality, and Social Work Practice.) for the textbook cited below. It has been a helpful way… Continue reading

A Weighty Issue

When discussing diversity and discrimination on a college campus, or anywhere in the US, the topic of weight is not one that immediately comes to mind. Yet, weight is an area of prejudice… Continue reading