Practical Teaching Strategies to Overcome
Distance, Disruption, and Distraction
Travis N Thurston, Kacy Lundstrom, and Christopher González
As the first book in the Empower Teaching Open Access Book Series, Resilient Pedagogy offers a comprehensive collection on resilient pedagogy framed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social justice movements that have swept the globe. As a collection, Resilient Pedagogy is a multi-disciplinary and multi-perspective response to actions taken in different classrooms, across different institution types, and from individuals in different institutional roles. Regardless of your own position or role at your institution, we invite you to take the concepts, strategies, and ideas presented in this volume and find ways to apply them to your own context, and we encourage you to share them widely with others.
Table of Contents
Travis N Thurston
SECTION ONE: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS & APPROACHES
Chapter 1: Resilient Pedagogy and Self-Determination Theory: Unlocking Student Engagement in Uncertain Times
Lindsay C. Masland
Beth Buyserie, Rachel Bryson, and Rachel Quistberg
David S. Noffs and Kristina Wilson
Chapter 4: Advancing an Approach of Resilient Design for Learning by Designing for Extensibility, Flexibility, and Redundancy
Rebecca M. Quintana, Jacob Fortman, and James DeVaney
Chapter 5: Lessons from Anticipatory Intelligence: Resilient Pedagogy in the Face of Future Disruptions
Chapter 6: Resilient and Flexible Teaching (RAFT): Integrating a Whole-Person Experience into Online Teaching
Christina Fabrey and Heather Keith
Kosta Popovic, Eric Reyes, Jen O’Connor, Kay C Dee, and Ella L. Ingram
SECTION TWO: PRACTICE & REFLECTION
Christopher Phillips and Jared S. Colton
Chapter 10: “How Do I Annotate a PDF?:” Building Online Toolkits to Support the Development of Academic Skills and Digital Literacies
Chapter 11: Team-Based Learning Bring Academic Rigor, Collaboration, and Community to Online Learning
Elizabeth Winter, Michele Clark, and Chris Burns
Chapter 12: Conducting Guided, Virtual Homework Sessions to Support Student Success during COVID Campus Closures
Rebecca Campbell and Kevin Kelly
Chapter 13: Asynchronous Discussions for First-Year Writers and Beyond: Thinking Outside the PPR (Prompt, Post, Reply) Box
Chapter 14: Designing Curriculum Collaboratively: A Practice for Learning Alongside Undergraduate Teaching Assistants During Uncertain Times
Jessica Rivera-Mueller and Kresten Erickson
Chapter 15: "Things Are Different Now": A Student, Staff, and Faculty Course Design Institute Collaboration
Maggie Debelius, Susannah McGowan, Aiyanna Maciel, Clare Reid, and Alexa Eason
The premise of this groundbreaking anthology—that resilient course design and teaching practices offer practical and pedagogically effective, innovative ways to continue to facilitate student learning during unexpected disruptions—is one of the most important lessons that everyone in higher education should be taking away from the COVID-19 pandemic era.
Both thoughtful and practical, this volume...provides clear guidance to faculty on how they may navigate key pedagogical choices and apply specific guiding principles in order to design more flexible, inclusive, supportive, and resilient learning environments.
Resilient Pedagogy answers the call for equitable and effective teaching practices during and between times of crisis...this volume shines light on the possibilities that open up when we incorporate strategy, flexibility and empathy in our teaching.