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Faculty-submitted resources for your class
Discover helpful activities, teaching practices, and other methods shared by SFU faculty and instructional staff to bring conditions for well-being to life in your own learning environment.
8 Ways to Build Resilience
This series of videos, presented by the Health Peers, is based on Health Promotion content found in Bouncing Forward Resilience Course. Students can learn about the 6 building blocks of cultivating resilience and follow along with the activities demonstrated in each of the videos. Consider sharing these with students or schedule them as part of your classes, lectures, seminars, labs, tutorials, etc.
Class Check In Activity
To promote social connection between students, try facilitating these quick class check-in activities at the beginning of the hour.
Creating Class Guidelines for Working Together
Use this class guidelines activity to respect difference and create a safe place for discussion.
Creative Pre-class Activities for Social Connectedness and Student Engagement
These activities increase student engagement and help students start off the class connected and with their brains activated.
Ideas for Social Connection Start Ups
Foster social connection by trying out these quick activities in your classroom to get students talking to one another.
Media Labs and Embodied Humanities
This resource offers suggestions on how to incorporate an Embodied Humanities approach to help ground students in the material world and make eighteenth-century literature that students read more engaging.
Practices that support student well-being in remote (or in-person) settings
Atousa Hajshirmohammadi spends 5-10 minutes of each class to introduce tools and topics related to well-being. Explore a variety of ways to show students that you care and support their well-being and success in learning
Team Style Grading Rubric
Use this grading rubric to improve your students’ experience with group work, by assigning grades to the quality of team work.
The “Work-window” Time Management Method for Individual and Group Assignments
This resource shares a holistic approach to teaching that support student success and well-being by incorporating a strategic time management technique called the “work-window”.
Using Digital Tools to Support Student Engagement, Collaboration, and Well-being
This resource offers ideas on digital tools and strategies that instructors and students can use to increase student engagement and facilitate collaboration.
Write and Reflect
Jenny Scott uses a two-minute write and reflect activity to help create social connection and positive classroom culture by having students reflect on and share their experiences with the course material.