The Narrative Approach

McCoy, Sherwin, and Bustillos offer a look into a different teaching approach: the narrative. Their text provides an example of culturally relevant pedagogy. They used a narrative approach to improve campus climate and the success rate of Native American students....

Diversity & Motivation, a review

This week on the blog, we offer you a book review and recommendation for answering the difficult question of how to approach student diversity in the classroom, in particular how to motivate traditionally underserved and marginalized students. (The book is available...

How changing pedagogy increases student learning

This posting shares a chapter by Craig Nelson. In this chapter, Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor: Lessons from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, he questions traditional understandings of rigor and responds with a broader appreciation and goals for student...