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Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (CASTLE)

Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment

Classroom Strand Focus: Concentration is on classroom practice methods by creating new classroom materials that promote student metacognition (understanding how they individually learn best) and sense of identity, as these have been shown to address many negative cultural messages students receive about their place in science. Examples include short reflections on individual strengths (affirmation exercises) or how different disciplines connected (e.g. how math concepts arise in physics). Activities will be short, so faculty can incorporate 1-2/week without significantly impacting content and keeping continuity across campus. Read More

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