Universal Design for Learning – Acknowledging All Learners

Neurodiversity acknowledges that all learners interact with and perceive the world differently. This means that there is no right way to learn, which provides validation and support for establishing equitable learning environments. As I reflect on my time in higher education, I must recognize that the standard ways of presenting information are outdated and exclusive. […]

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Where Restorative Practice and Dialogue Education Meet

“Remember that your authority over other human beings is an artificial construct.” [1]  I’ve been asking people about their core values and characteristics when they are at their best for over 20 years. I was introduced to this practice through the field of restorative justice. I witnessed mentors help groups identify their core values in […]

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Breakout Rooms to Connect

Breakout groups – where small groups talk within the larger group – can help all learners participate more fully, engage with each other and connect to the content in a deeper way. In a virtual setting, breakout rooms help learners get that in-person feel, and can be used effectively to enable personal meaning-making.  When to […]

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Helping Learners Visualize the Journey

The growth in online offerings has led to a more “blended” approach to learning events, with various components such as live virtual sessions, mobile-based learning and personal exploration through journaling and workbooks. A blended approach is intended to deepen learning and more easily transfer the learning into personal life and work.  A learning journey is […]

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