Supporting LGBTQIA+ Diversity in Your College Classroom

As an instructor of record for the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program here at the University of Connecticut, a great deal of my work in the classroom centers itself within conversations about privilege and marginalization, especially as they pertain to persons of diverse genders and sexualities. Through some conversations with colleagues and friends (both […]

Rethinking Our Academic Structures: An Interview with Dr. Mark Kohan

In connection with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Exhibit on Implicit Bias that is being hosted at the Homer Babbidge Library at the University of Connecticut, we sat down with Neag School of Education’s Assistant Clinical Professor Mark Kohan, one of the people instrumental in bringing the exhibit to UConn. We discussed the topic […]

Implicit Racial Associations: Opening Up Questions for College Instructors

Over the next few weeks we present a series of blog posts exploring the role of implicit bias in teaching. The theme for these posts coincides with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s exhibition Implicit Bias & How It Affects Our Everyday Thoughts and Behaviors now on exhibit at the UConn Homer Babbidge Library.  Since […]

Learning and the Brain: An Interview with Dr. Sandy Bell

Instructors can recognize that students may enter a classroom in either positive or negative emotional states that can directly impact students’ learning and performance. Just a smile and a hello can help evoke positive emotions that may enable students to be more engaged and put in more effort when they encounter challenges in the classroom.

Welcome: Let’s Talk Shop!

Founded in connection with the University of Connecticut’s Graduate Certificate in College Instructor and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), this blog offers a virtual space where you can–safe in the confines of your bedroom or office–be humbled to read about the challenges other instructors face and pick up advice and insights