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Teaching and Learning Johannes and Megan working with students together in classroom. From <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMCC SI website</a>.

Supplemental Instruction: Reciprocal Learning—Old Dog, New Tricks

Looking back now on five years of using SI leaders, I know I will never go back. Why? Grades are up, and so is retention, but I would really never go back to being that solo teacher in the front of the classroom. I prefer the noisy, happy, imperfect collaboration of working with SI Leaders who are closer in age and experience, and digital footprint to my students.
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From Pandemic to Protest: We Remember

The overlapping crises of public health and police brutality prompted me to think about trauma-informed pedagogy as a way to both grieve the losses and celebrate resilience. The collaborative project, “From Pandemic to Protest: We Remember,” was designed to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the events of 2020-2021, using digital tools to commemorate the experiences of their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic and the racial-justice protests.
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Engaging Students Across Disciplines in Makerspace Activities (Part 1)

Did you know that BMCC has a Makerspace available to all faculty and students? A Makerspace is a place meant to encourage people to create, experiment, and develop ideas. Makerspaces are part research lab, part classroom, part studio, and provide tools and lessons on how to use them. Read on to find out how this space can be used in classes across disciplines.
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Making Zoom a More Collaborative Place

Like most faculty at BMCC, I was a newbie to synchronous online teaching when classes suddenly went remote last March and had little idea how to “Zoomify” my Spanish classes. Thanks to the hive mind of the Internet, YouTube, and my BMCC colleagues, I’ve learned a few ways to push back against the virtual “wall” of Zoom so that more student-to-student exchanges can occur.
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