Praxis: The Responsive and Expanding Classroom
Welcome to the Wabash Center's blog series: Praxis: The Responsive and Expanding Classroom
Blog/vlog writers will address such questions as:
- How does one pivot from teaching in a face-to-face classroom to teaching in a fully online classroom environment?
- What issues arise in online classrooms during periods of national and global crisis and how might teachers handle them?
- What has been learned about my students through teaching during crisis and how has this helped me to better meet their learning needs?
- What are important considerations when designing courses and teaching in relation to questions of teaching during periods of crisis?
Instructions for blog writers and vlog makers:
The instructions are focused on written blogs, yet the same principles apply to vlog creation as well.
- Honorarium: Writers will be provided with a $100 honorarium for each blog or vlog post that is published on the Wabash Center website.
- Send blogs or vlogs and questions to: Dr. P. Kimberleigh Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In the last few weeks, the undergrads I teach have responded to moving off campus and courses shifting online with a mixture of confusion and sadness. While their generation is well equipped to utilize digital resources, the sudden dismantling of our daily community and rhythms deeply challenged all of us. ...
When we suddenly made the transition online, I wanted to try to maintain as much normalcy for my students (and myself) as possible. I teach a small, honors section of our introductory Religions of the World course. There are only 11 students enrolled this semester—a real luxury. I thought we ...
Indignant. That word sums up how I felt at a recent departmental Zoom meeting when our chair mentioned that the Dean wanted to know about–and highlight–faculty who made the transition from face-to-face to online learning well. Who, we were asked, had gone above and beyond? My indignation focused ...
Caught In-Between Questions “I always figured my music came from somewhere between,” said singer-songwriter John Prine in an old interview. I’ve been listening to his music as part of praying for health, and now mourning his death to this pandemic. We are in an in-between time, caught in-between mourning ...
When your course unexpectedly pivots to an online format, students will likely feel a lot of uncertainty, and it’s hard to know how best to approach such an abrupt transition with them. Whether conducted synchronously or asynchronously, the first remote meeting is a chance for you to help students ...