News Roundup: Tackling Trigger Warnings in the Classroom

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This week: Hear from three professors on how they use trigger warnings and read how an instructor’s due dates is transforming student work and in their courses.


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Ditching deadlines. A professor shares how she changed her approach to deadlines for her students and the positive effects she’s seen as a result. (Vitae)

Teacher’s tech toolbox. Find out what five tech tools one professor is relying on to streamline the start of the academic year. (Teaching in Higher Ed)

Election season. Here are three questions you can ask to learn how your content area may be affected by the context of this election season. (CRLT – University of Michigan)

New year, new hope. A faculty member shares his thoughts on the excitement and trepidation that come with the first day of school. (Inside Higher Ed)

Course redesign. A new pilot aims to use active learning to transform introductory science courses from weeding out students to a focus on maximizing student success. (EdSurge)

Current events. At a recent conference, political science professors discussed strategies for incorporating relevant news stories into classroom learning. (Inside Higher Ed)

Warning students. Trigger warnings have been in the news and subject of debate: three professors explain how they’ve used them with potentially sensitive content and what experiences influenced their practice. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Strength in numbers. A beneficial collaboration on adaptive learning has led two universities to reflect on what drove their success. (EdSurge)

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