Celebrating and Reflecting on Engaging Educational Practices
Pausing to celebrate during difficult times
Welcome to the new followers of The Write Climate! This week is a little departure from the usual content that brought you to this space. However, I hope it still has the actionable content that brought you here!
I am honored to be receiving the Rising Star Award from my organization. This award recognizes dedication to innovative educational practices and was awarded, in part, for my efforts to develop and launch an experiential DEI education program for employees. It focuses on engagement in teaching and learning and overall commitment to education.
This feels like a good time to stop and reflect on education and DEI engagement. As such, I am highlighting two earlier posts. These may be of particular interest to the new follower crowd.
Setting an Ambitious Course to ‘Crawl’ by Meeting People Where They Are focuses on setting a strong foundation, connection with people, and making some progress in the DEI space. The key question is “are we metaphorically trying to run when we should be crawling ahead?”
Why are Important Training Sessions Always So Dull? This post explores why needed training is always mired in poor educational practices. Instead, we can focus on adult learning theory, constructing knowledge in training sessions, and making learning activities an experience. Training should not have to be boring!
Congratulations to the other two Rising Star Award recipients as well!