Social Norms Messaging Improves Belonging, Inclusion, and Course Grades

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm

October Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

Session Description: In this article the authors introduce an evidence-based guide for inclusive teaching, which they define as an intentional practice of recognizing and working to mitigate biases that lead to marginalization or exclusion of some people. The recommendation begins with developing self-awareness and empathy for our students as a precursor to developing a welcoming environment. They provide strategies and recommendations for creating a positive classroom climate, choosing appropriate pedagogical strategies, and leveraging existing support networks to help all students succeed. This article also serves as useful background reading for the rest of the articles in this series.

Facilitator: J.D. Walker

Post-session Resources: This session will not be recorded. Slides and resources will be sent to all registrants within two business days following the session.

Accessibility & Accommodation Requests: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please contact the Center for Educational Innovation ( to request accommodations or discuss access needs (e.g. interpreting, captioning, large print, image descriptions, material format, etc.) Whenever possible, please submit requests for real-time captioning, interpreting, and material formatting at least two weeks in advance. Requests made after that point cannot be guaranteed.

After you register for section 2021-10 you will receive an email with a link to the article and the Zoom Meeting information.

About Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club was created to help busy instructors from across disciplines keep up with some of the latest innovations, ideas, and research published in pedagogical journals. Each month’s discussion focuses on a recently-published, teaching- or learning-related article. The open forum provides opportunities for participants to discuss the practical implications of the research findings with others. Each session begins with a brief synopsis of that month’s featured reading. You do not have to read the article to benefit from participation.

Fall 2021 Focus

The Fall 2021 Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club will highlight research articles that study approaches to promoting student diversity, equity, and inclusion. These articles were chosen to represent a diversity of student groups studied, interventions tested, and researcher approaches and backgrounds. We will highlight how the findings of each of these articles could be applied and adapted for your teaching and you will have the opportunity to benefit from the insight and experiences of your peers.


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