Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching strategies publication, provides an excellent opportunity for community and technical college educators to learn about and share best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences.

23 Nov, 2022

What Jabari Taught Me: The Power of Engaging Students in Building an Equitable and Responsive Classroom Atmosphere

2022-11-30T14:13:28-06:00November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |1 Comment

Volume XLIV, No. 20 | December 1, 2022 What Jabari Taught Me: The Power of Engaging Students in Building an Equitable and Responsive Classroom Atmosphere On December 4, 1992, I went to a workshop called "Failing at Fairness" facilitated by Myra and David Sadker (Sadker, 1992). The Sadkers' work on gender [...]

31 Oct, 2022

Building Online Instructional Course Materials With Accessibility and Accommodation in Mind

2022-11-02T14:04:38-05:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 18 | November 3, 2022 Building Online Instructional Course Materials With Accessibility and Accommodation in Mind Most instructors have at some point in their careers received a letter from their institution’s disability office about accommodating a student with a disability. The letter may state that the instructor needs [...]

17 Oct, 2022

Mindfulness Meditation as a New Best Practice

2022-10-19T14:51:00-05:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 17 | October 20, 2022 Mindfulness Meditation as a New Best Practice In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “reboot” is defined as “to shut down and restart.” For optimal functioning to occur, rebooting is important for humans and technology. As a meditation teacher and associate professor of education at a [...]

26 Sep, 2022

The Use of Crucial Conversations to Teach DEI in Today’s Classroom

2022-10-05T13:37:54-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 16 | October 6, 2022 The Use of Crucial Conversations to Teach DEI in Today’s Classroom As educators, one of the challenges we face is how to make historic content relevant for today’s students and the current crucial conversations they engage in. When Chief Justice Earl Warren read [...]

16 Sep, 2022

The Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses: What Every Educator, Staff Member, and Administrator Should Know

2022-09-21T14:57:31-05:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 15 | September 22, 2022 The Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses: What Every Educator, Staff Member, and Administrator Should Know With the initial onset of psychological disorders occurring around 24 years of age on average, the mental health needs of students have always been a concern on [...]

2 Sep, 2022

On the Way to English Proficiency: Language Acquisition Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Practice

2022-09-15T17:45:00-05:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 14 | September 8, 2022 On the Way to English Proficiency: Language Acquisition Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Practice Language acquisition necessitates active learning and student engagement. To emphasize this point, the learning theories on which language acquisition is anchored argue that learning a new language requires opportunities for [...]

19 Aug, 2022

Post-Covid Community College Online Instruction: Applying Lessons Learned

2022-08-24T14:31:17-05:00August 19th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 13 | August 25, 2022 Post-Covid Community College Online Instruction: Applying Lessons Learned The term “unprecedented” has been overused in the last year and a half. What was unprecedented is now precedented. Students, faculty, staff, parents, and administrators experienced a major disruption in all education sectors, and this [...]

20 Jun, 2022

Achieving the “Ah-Ha” Moments Thanks to Reflective Journaling

2022-08-17T10:49:39-05:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 12 | June 23, 2022 Achieving the "Ah-Ha" Moments Thanks to Reflective Journaling Define the Issue As an instructor, I often struggle to know whether my students really understand the information I teach. I believe students should not only be given an opportunity to master the class, but [...]

6 Jun, 2022

Tech Tools to Support Student Learning

2022-06-08T15:06:18-05:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 11 | June 9, 2022 Tech Tools to Support Student Learning Technology was already ubiquitous before the pandemic, but with the shift to online learning and the increased prevalence of online instruction going forward, technology should be embraced by instructors to better support student learning. Not all technological [...]