Posts Categorized: resources

Difficult Discussions in Virtual Courses: Challenges and Opportunities

Because we’re all affected by world events, difficult classroom conversations can come up at any time, whether the topic of the course is directly focused on hot-button issues or not. But in a semester shaped by an ongoing pandemic, racist violence, and an enormously consequential election, the likelihood of tough discussions—in fact, the need to… Read more »

What We’re Reading: SIFT and Teaching Critical Digital Literacy

illustration by Clare Reid Our ongoing shift to remote learning as well as the current political landscape has made it more important than ever that we help our students become more critical readers of the news, helping them spot misinformation and stop them from sharing or spreading it.  I want to share a couple of… Read more »

What Can You Do About Screen Fatigue?

Faced with the responsibility of teaching and learning at a distance, we are leaning on digital tools like never before. While trying these new approaches to reach our educational goals can create an exciting space for innovation, our dependence on virtual interaction also comes at a cost. All that time on screens can be, for… Read more »

What We’re Reading: Inviting All Students to the Creative Table

illustration by Clare Reid We’re in a historical moment where creativity is sorely needed from as many people as possible so that we can effectively confront the challenges of our time. And yet, for the most part, we have become accustomed to the idea that creativity is a characteristic of the individual; some individuals have… Read more »

Confronting Racism: What We’re Reading Across Disciplines Toward an Antiracist Goal

illustrations by Clare Reid As a student, graduate associate, social justice advocate, daughter, and friend, I’ve considered the importance of antiracism from all facets of my life. Because I am in a privileged position working and studying at Georgetown, I find myself reflecting on my responsibility to educate myself and those around me, share resources,… Read more »

What We’re Reading: The Role of Higher Education in Institutional Racism

illustration by Clare Reid So many of us are doing rigorous individual work to become more effective antiracists in our relationships and in our courses. As we do so, we also need to examine the crucial role that institutions play in the perpetuation of racism. That includes institutions of higher education; we know that very… Read more »