Humanising your classroom provides an opportunity to create an emotional connection with your students. Four principles guide humanised teaching: trust, empathy, presence and awareness: With social isolation and distance learning, we need to intentionally build in activities that encourage social inclusion.
The week before lectures and the first week are considered “high opportunity zones” to engage with your students and incorporate kindness cues of social inclusion (Estrada et al., 2018).
How to record an introductory video for your course
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