Setting the tone activities

Ways to let students know you care, early on and throughout the semester

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About Video Conferencing
Addressing many of the questions you might have about video conferencing.
Maha Bali, Autumm Caines
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Alternative Approaches to Grading
Consider different approaches to grading and how they can affect the classroom atmosphere and more!
Maha Bali, Mia Zamora, Jasmina Najjar, Laura Gibbs, Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh, Arley Cruthers
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Authentic Open Letter/Video Addressing Students
Setting a human-centred tone to your class from the beginning of the semester.
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Gratitude Journal
Support students’ wellbeing by suggesting a daily or periodic practice of gratitude, promote radical self-compassion.
Maha Bali, Nadine Aboulmagd, Hoda Mostafa, Azza Awwad
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Meditation
Meditation provides an opportunity for students to relax before or after teaching.
Nadine Aboulmagd
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Purpose to Practice
Use the Purpose to Practice structure with students to co-develop “community guidelines” for the class.
Maha Bali
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Survey students early in the semester: Pre-Course Survey
Use a pre-course survey to get to know your students early on in the semester.
Maha Bali
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Teaching Ethics with Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberating Structures
Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.
Maha Bali
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Third Places for Ongoing Community Building
Creating semi-formal, semi-synchronous spaces outside of class time for students to socialize with each other.
Maha Bali
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How to help students thrive in class in times of trauma.
Mays Imad

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Setting the tone activities

Setting the tone activities