In Class: Given the length of the class and your learning outcomes, attempt to include
While most teaching librarians do not work with a single course more than once or twice, there are still several inclusive practices that can be incorporated into our teaching and work with student researchers.
|Strategy||Tips for Teaching Librarians|
|Establish an inclusive environment||Work with the course instructor before your lesson to identify and provide reasonable accommodations|
|Model inclusively||Avoid using terms and phrases like "hey guys"|
|Incorporate diverse examples||Identify if certain perspectives are missing and include examples from diverse voices and perspectives|
|Establish norms and expectations for lesson participation||
Establish norms for the lesson such as no interrupting, no phones, etc.
Communication expectations for participation early in the lesson
|Use varied teaching methods||
Incorporate a variety of teaching strategies into the lesson and point students to additional resources in different formats
Provide alternative means for contributing to discussion (clicker polls, note cards, etc)
For additional information and strategies check out the Trefny Center's page on Effective Teaching.