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About Beyond Active Learning

Beyond Active Learning is my blog focused on engaged learning and inclusive teaching. I define engaged learning as when students are cognitively, motivationally, and emotionally...

An Inclusive Extension Policy

For the last three years, my policy on extensions for papers in class has been that students can request an extension of 1-3 days as...

Fishbowl Discussion

After the silent discussion, this is my favorite activity. Many people fear it, but I think I’ve got it to an art form by now....

Concentric Circle Discussion

“It’s like speed dating!” -one of my students This discussion format is based on an activity I learned in the Intergroup Dialogue Program at the University...

Emotions Matter in Teaching

I define engaged learning as when students are cognitively, motivationally, and emotionally involved in the learning process. Emotions are essential to learning, and as teachers,...

Inclusive Teaching in Seminar Courses

Seminars rely on students contributing to discussion to promote their own and their peers’ learning. How do you promote that? For me, inclusive teaching means...