Setting the tone activities

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

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Addressing many of the questions you might have about video conferencing.
Maha Bali, Autumm Caines
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Alternative Approaches
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
Auditory Affect
Students explore an auditory digital tool and afterwards reflect on and talk about their experience
Heather Kretschmer
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Learn about different ways you can address your students at 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
I wish my students knew
This activity helps to promote positive student-teacher connections.
Amena Magdy
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Meditation provides an opportunity for students to relax before or after teaching.
Nadine Aboulmagd
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Use the Purpose to Practice structure with students to co-develop community guidelines for the class.
Maha Bali
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Survey Students
Use a pre-course survey to get to know your students early on in the semester.
Maha Bali
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teaching ethics
Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.
Maha Bali
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Third Places
Creating semi-formal, semi-synchronous spaces outside of class time for students to socialize with each other.
Maha Bali
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How it your heart
How to help students thrive in class in times of trauma.
Mays Imad

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