Educational Inspiration

  • Q&A: UNCF Vice President of Advocacy Sekou Biddle on Black History Month in the Classroom

    Q&A: UNCF Vice President of Advocacy Sekou Biddle on Black History Month in the Classroom

    Sekou Biddle, the United Negro College Fund’s Vice President of Advocacy, discusses ideas for how instructors can leverage Black History Month to communicate more broadly about race. and inequity.

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  • Posts You Don't Want to Miss as You Start 2020

    Posts You Don't Want to Miss as You Start 2020

    A new year, a new decade, and a new academic term are here. To get you inspired and ready to tackle the challenges in front of you, we've provided a list of articles you don't want to miss.

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  • Hidden History of Women’s Suffrage, Part I: Suffrage Before Seneca Falls

    Hidden History of Women’s Suffrage, Part I: Suffrage Before Seneca Falls

    Most historians begin the story of women’s suffrage in 1848, at Seneca Falls, NY. But agitation for the vote began long before Seneca Falls, arriving with the US revolutionary fervor of the 1760s.

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  • Hidden History of Women’s Suffrage, Part II: The States As Incubators for Social Change

    Hidden History of Women’s Suffrage, Part II: The States As Incubators for Social Change

    Like many issues in our own day – legalization of medical marijuana, gay marital equality, voting rights for former felons – the Votes for Women campaign got its start in the states.

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  • Take A Tour of 5 Cities Through the Lens of Top Geographers

    Take A Tour of 5 Cities Through the Lens of Top Geographers

    Professors Erin Fouberg and Alec Murphy have traveled the world to bring the study of Human Geography alive for their students. Here are five of their favorite cities, captured by their cameras.

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  • Students Tell Us About Their Favorite Professors

    Students Tell Us About Their Favorite Professors

    As educators, you may not always hear or read the positive impact you've had on the lives of your students. The following anecdotes demonstrate the value you can—and do—bring to students.

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  • Breaking Out of Her Comfort Zone: An Inspiring Story of Student Success

    Breaking Out of Her Comfort Zone: An Inspiring Story of Student Success

    Meet Carmen Nuesi Peralta, a 19-year-old college student, from the Dominican Republic. Carmen overcame significant obstacles, broke out of her comfort zone, and became an inspiration for others.

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  • An Educator's Journey: How I Solved for X and Discovered Why

    An Educator's Journey: How I Solved for X and Discovered Why

    What happens when an engineer discovers their inner teacher? In Doug Petrick's case, it led to a life-changing career change.

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  • From Engineer to Educator: Challenge, Growth, and Development: Podcast

    From Engineer to Educator: Challenge, Growth, and Development: Podcast

    Doug Petrick discusses the steps he took switching from a career in engineering to one in education, as well as how the challenges he faced helped him evolve as a person and a teacher.

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  • A Celebration of Women's History Month

    A Celebration of Women's History Month

    To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, we asked our online community of college instructors to share stories of women who made a difference in their educations.

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  • Lessons From an Influential Teacher

    Lessons From an Influential Teacher

    It may seem like a leap to connect my university-level teaching to lessons from grammar school. But after finding but, I realized there were more similarities than differences.

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  • For the Love of Teaching

    For the Love of Teaching

    Understanding why teachers enter the field and what keeps them happy in their jobs is the first step to keeping great teachers in the classroom and improving teacher retention rates.

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