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Inclusive Library Instruction: Strategies for Instruction

Action items and suggestions for inclusive teaching in the library classroon.

Strategies for Lectures

  • Add a think-pair-share component, but be willing to wait through silences
  • Give enough time for students to think through questions
  • Make room for anonymous participation
  • Connect with students by using their names
  • Use verbal and printed formats
  • Speak slowly

Strategies for Small Group Activities

  • Assign roles to small groups (structure)
  • Provide group instructions on sheet and/or screen
  • Communicate the goals of group activity
  • Use multiple examples in the content

Strategies for Assessment

  • Allow for flexibility in how students demonstrate knowledge
  • Be clear with marking criteria
  • Seek student feedback
  • Create low-stakes assessment
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