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“Weaving Health Into Pedagogy: ......”

April 15, 2021

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“Weaving Health Into Pedagogy: UCR Faculty Share Their Experiences” Panel Discussion, 4.15.21

Hear from instructors who participated in a study made possible by the American College Health Foundation (ACHF) about their experiences incorporating wellness strategies covered in the Healthy Campus Guide to “Integrating Well-Being Concepts into Learning Environments.” Also, learn about campus wellness resources to which instructors can refer their students.


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“Using the Healthy Campus......” 

September 9, 20

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"Using the Healthy Campus Guide to Integrating Well-Being Concepts into Learning Environments," 9.23.20

View this faculty training session held for “Using the Healthy Campus Guide to Integrating Well-Being Concepts into Learning Environments” about wellness strategies that instructors can incorporate into their courses to encourage and promote student health and well-being.


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"Designing for Care: Building ....."

May 7, 2021

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"Designing for Care: Building Learning Communities Online" Keynote Presentation by Jesse Stommel, Disruptive Education Symposium

Hear from Jesse Stommel on the importance of “Designing for Care: Building Learning Communities Online,” along with considerations and strategies instructors can apply.

Bio: Jesse Stommel is co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy : the journal of critical digital pedagogy. He has a PhD from University of Colorado Boulder. He is co-author of An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy. Jesse is a documentary filmmaker and teaches courses about pedagogy, film, and new media. Jesse experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and his research focuses on higher education pedagogy, critical digital pedagogy, and assessment. He’s got a rascal pup, Emily, a clever cat, Loki, and a badass daughter, Hazel. He’s online at and on Twitter @Jessifer.


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"Mindfulness and Class ......"

May 7, 2021

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"Mindfulness and Class Transformation" by Fabiana Bovazzi, Disruptive Education Symposium, 5.7.21

This new era requires teachers fully aware and present, able to promote calm, relaxed but enlivened environments that can prepare students for the future by fostering innovation, creativity, collaboration and cooperation.

As teachers, we have the tools to orchestrate healthy, inspiring and supportive classroom dynamics. I invite you to dive into the field of Mindfulness to boost your enjoyment of teaching, cultivating self-care and empathy.

Lights, camera, shine! The moment is NOW.

Bio: Fabiana Bovazzi is a life-long learner who has been in the field of Education for many years. She is an experienced teacher trainer who has taught all levels in both private and public sectors. She became a Head of English at the age of 24 and has worked as such in different schools. A graduate from I.N.S. del Prof. en Lenguas Vivas J. Ramón Fernández. She also holds a degree in Educational Management and Administration from UNSAM. She is a Neurolearning Coach and a Mindfulness facilitator: MBSR, CCT Compassion Institute. Stanford University. She has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Perú, Mexico and has taught at Universities in Chile, Perú, Bolivia and Argentina. She is also a writer. She wrote: “Neuroeducación infantil: La ventana al futuro, “Mindfulness…el camino hacia la plenitud consciente” and “Mindfulness en el aula” published by Editorial Bonum, Argentina. Her fourth book is about to be published soon. She has presented her books at The International Book Fair of Buenos Aires, Santiago del Estero, Corrientes and Rosario. Argentina. She is currently working at New Zealand Pacific School training teachers and students.

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"Putting Inclusive Pedagogy......" 

October 20, 2020

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"Putting Inclusive Pedagogy into Practice," a public lecture led by Angela Jenks

Professor Angela Jenks of the University of California, Irvine notes: "The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified long-standing inequities based in race, ethnicity, class, and ability. As faculty and students contend with the challenges of teaching and learning during this crisis, it is essential that we prioritize inclusive pedagogical practices. This presentation identifies common barriers to inclusive teaching and offers concrete strategies for designing courses, assignments, and class policies to create equitable and accessible learning environments for all students.”

Bio: Angela Jenks is a medical anthropologist and Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research explores the way anthropological notions of culture, race, and difference are invoked in the development of "cultural competence" efforts in four intersecting areas of the US health system: health disparities research, medical education, managed care, and ethnically-specialized clinics. Dr. Jenks's current work focuses on anthropology pedagogy and strategies for communicating social science insights to broad publics. She is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and is a founding editor and current Editor-in-Chief of the Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal.

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


UC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Course Design Rubric (Beta) (PDF| Accessible PDFAccessible Word)
  • This rubric seeks to support reflective, collaborative, and iterative development of equitable and inclusive teaching practices. This select list of UC campus resources informed the development of the IDFS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Course Design Rubric.
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    • Read about “Teaching Practices that Support Wellbeing” in this tool for educators from the University of British Columbia (UBC), available through their suite of resources for promoting student wellness through teaching practices.
    • Simon Fraser University (SFU) has crowdsourced resources for promoting well-being in learning environments from instructors. Instructors there are encouraged to invite student evaluation about the degree of support provided through a course, based on integration of strategies from its own Healthy Campus guide to encourage and support healthy pedagogies.
    • “The (UC, Berkeley) Division of Equity & Inclusion has created a toolkit to aid faculty in establishing a virtual classroom culture and responding to hostile behavior online, and the Multicultural Education Program maintains a list of classroom tools from Berkeley and from our peer institutions.” - view source
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Anti Racism Resources

    The University of California Office of the President website provides this suite of anti-racism resources. The California Community Colleges use this inquiry-based framework for encouraging anti-racist pedagogy. Recordings from faculty development webinars on equity-minded practices are publicly available through the Cuesta College website. Additional anti-racism materials from Cuesta College are included on this page under “Equity Resources and Articles.

  • Trauma Aware Teaching

    The “Online Learning Toolkit” created a self-enroll, self-paced course called Trauma Fundamentals for Higher Educators ($29). And “In Aug. 2020, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching partnered with the Wellness Resource Center, Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership and Tuttleman Counseling Services to sponsor a three-part workshop on trauma-informed teaching.” - view source. Use this Trauma-Aware Teaching Checklist developed by Karen Costa for reflection about your own teaching practices.

  • Accessibility and UDL


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