The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project Course

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This online course (through the edX platform) used embodied case study videos and self-reflection prompts to train grad students, postdocs and current faculty to approach education through personal and inclusive strategies backed by the latest educational reserach.

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Key take-aways:

  • Have empathy
  • Inclusive teaching, like most things, needs to be continually refined, never mastered.
  • Allowing time and energy to humanize everyone in the classroom who wants to share
  • Explicitly note that many pioneers of physics and chemistry were wealthy European men, while also:
    • recognizing where women and others played crucial roles in the past, and
    • insisting that anyone can learn science, and I’m eager to guide them!