Peralta Equity Rubric [...]

The Peralta Equity Rubric is a research-based course (re)design evaluation instrument to help teachers make online course experiences more equitable for all students. The rubric’s criteria include: addressing students’ access to technology and different types of support (both academic and non-academic); increasing the visibility of the instructor’s commitment to inclusion; addressing common forms of bias (e.g., image and representation bias, interaction bias); helping students make connections (e.g., between course topics and their lives; with the other students); and following universal design for learning principles. (Source)

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Affective Context Model [...]

The Affective Context Model argues that the central feature of learning is the affective significance of experiences to a given learner. Cognitive load will make some difference to problem solving but what really matters is whether or not someone cares about solving the problem. I imagine most of us are aware of this: if your car breaks down in the desert, the design of the repair manual may not be ideal, but you’ll figure it out nonetheless. (Source)

Black Educators [...]

more than any specific methodology, the practices of successful black educators were animated by distinct values they brought to their classrooms, including a conviction that schools should serve as microcosms of democratic governance and be used as a public good to expand citizenship, equity, and collective responsibility. (Source)

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