The Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching

Isis Artze-Vega • Flower Darby • Bryan Dewsbury • Mays Imad

This practical inclusive teaching guide was designed for you: busy college educators who want to advance equity in your classes, and who have many competing demands on your  time. This easy-to-read resource presents carefully curated practical strategies for every class, as well as distilled syntheses of the rich bodies of literature that inform the selection of these techniques. Case studies provide inspiration and day-to-day examples of how to become more equity-minded in your teaching practice. 

This guide is available as a free ebook to all instructors in December 2022. Whether you teach large or small classes, whether you teach online, in person, or everywhere in between, you’ll find ways to get started on or continue your educational equity journey.

Small Teaching Online.

Apply cognitive theory in your online class

The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. 


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