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September 3, 2022

Getting Earth Science Students to Learn by Letting them Speak [guest post]

Everybody has stories to tell. Using of student-produced audio narratives in the classroom allows students to tell the stores behind the subject matter. This can then enhance learning and student engagement, while letting them have a little bit of fun along the way.

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August 29, 2022

Take 5… Earth science information, by state

Preparations for teaching involve pulling together datasets, visualizations, and information that is geographically centered. For those looking for information relating to the geographic location (or U.S. state) for your campus, students may be interested in exploring these resources.

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August 17, 2022

Giving students a survey on the first day? Think about what you are asking, and why

First-day survey responses can yield stepping stones to conversations and modifications with regards to our students and our courses. As instructors, we need to be mindful and thoughtful about the questions we ask, how we ask these questions, and what (if anything) we will do with those responses. 

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July 28, 2022

What Inclusive Instructors Do – a book from Stylus Publishing

The themes of “equity and belonging” are present throughout the book, emphasizing that instructors can design learning environments for all students to reach their potential within a welcoming space that fosters a sense of belonging.

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March 14, 2022

Using learning analytics in courses via Review, Amend, Apply

Implementing practices such as Review, Amend, Apply have the opportunity for us to create a more inclusive, equitable, and supportive learning environment. We can’t address all of the questions we have in just one semester, but by taking some time to work forward with thought and intention, we can improve our own pedagogical practices while increasing student success each time we teach.

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February 11, 2022

Student-generated geoscience voicemails for the future – or present

Creative geoscience-themed voicemail assignments can help students with communication and research skills, along with practice telling stories of science and solutions

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January 14, 2022

Getting students to create their Climate Action Venn Diagram

There are so many calls for climate action, and these calls are increasing in volume and numbers. My 2022 New Year’s Resolution blog post was on climate action (I encourage you to check out the links in the blog post). But I know for my students, there needs to be a little more mentoring and guidance to help them feel prepared and empowered to take those steps and make a …

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January 12, 2022

Starting the semester with understanding, decoding, and the process of science

Here are a few resources that may be useful to share with students as one kicks off the semester and starts talking about understanding, decoding, and the process of science

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December 28, 2021

Getting students to create a course purpose statement

Having students write a course purpose statement at the beginning of a semester provides them an opportunity to articulate why they selected to study this content, what their overall learning goals are, and what they aim to accomplish in this course.

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December 10, 2021

Reading books from diverse authors – a campus program that builds an earth science curriculum

My continuing work with my URGE pod to be actively anti-racist in the geoscience classroom has me reflecting even more on the role of books/essays written by diverse authors and the impact these words can have on students as well as the overall curriculum

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