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Daily Nourishing Reflection #6: Make it Warm and Participatory

Welcome to day 6 of the Intentionally Equitable Hospitality (IEH) series for May 2024! Are you warm yet? We’re hopefully meeting on Zoom in a couple of days…

Daily Facilitation Tip: Make it Warm and Participatory

Today’s video by Maha Bali (me!) focuses on the importance of being warm and keeping sessions participatory, among other things.

Daily Activity: Exploring Warm-up Activities

What kind of warm-up activities do you do in your sessions? It’s always useful to discover new ones and assess whether they would be appropriate/equitable given your particular audience. Explore three different warm-up activities from the Equity Unbound/OneHE site. For whom might they seem welcoming and for whom might they be less inclusive? Which ones align with your own facilitation style?

Daily Optional Additional Material

This article by Maha Bali & Mia Zamora explore how Intentionally Equitable Hospitality manifests in how we adapt activities while teaching/facilitating.

One More Thing…

Today’s one more thing is about closed captioning. The video by Maha (me) does not have great audio, but the closed captions should be accurate, if you turn them on. The video below shows how to enable and edit closed captions on different platforms to ensure those who cannot hear well for various reasons are able to follow:

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This post is part of the Intentionally Equitable Hospitality Series in May 2024, which includes daily emails (of the same content here) and three live sessions. To register, please click below.

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