Healthy Pedagogy

What Is Healthy Pedagogy?

Healthy Pedagogy integrates sincere mindfulness of the health and well-being of instructors and students into course design and the craft of teaching. By fostering caring, creative, and inclusive participation in the classroom and beyond, both teachers and students can experience engaging communities of learning. 

Healthy Campus Guide to Integrating Well-Being Concepts into Learning Environments

The “Healthy Campus Guide to Integrating Well-Being Concepts into Learning Environments” suggests strategies to incorporate and integrate health and wellbeing concepts into your classrooms and student activities. Support your students’ success by implementing one or more of these practices in your courses:

  1. Be Mindful about Deadlines & Workload
  2. Be Flexible and Offer Options
  3. Encourage Breaks, Standing, Stretching, & Reflection
  4. Share Resources & Wellness Infor with Students
  5. Help Students Connect with You
  1. Be Welcoming, Enthusiastic & Caring
  2. Help Students Connect with the Community
  3. Provide Timely Feedback & Helpful Advice
  4. Provide Opportunities that Promote Professional and Personal Skills
  5. Help Students Connect with Each Other

This guide was created by various partners as part of the University of California’s Healthy Campus Network (HCN). The HCN is a network of coalitions across all ten campuses working together to promote individual campus and systemwide changes to advance a culture of health and well-being across the University of California.

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Healthy Pedagogy Resources to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the UC and Beyond

UCR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Course Design Rubric (Request Form)

  • This rubric seeks to support reflective, collaborative, and iterative development of equitable and inclusive teaching practices.