Ignatian Pedagogy as Critical Pedagogy

by Gina Merys, Associate Director, Reinert Center Critical pedagogy is a philosophy of education and social movement that combines education with critical theory. First described by Paulo Freire, it has since been developed by others as an approach to inclusive teaching practices. Critical pedagogue Ira Shor defines critical pedagogy as: “Habits of thought, reading, writing, […]

Two Questions for Starting the New Academic Year

Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Last week, new faculty and students officially joined our community, and just like that, the campus is back to life. Personally, I love the start of a new term, a new academic year; possibility is a powerful thing, and fresh starts can be motivating. If you’re new to teaching, or […]

A Review of Recent Articles from The Teaching Professor

by Sandy Gambill, Senior Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The Reinert Center maintains an institutional subscription to The Teaching Professor newsletter so it is available for free to anyone with a slu.edu email address. Here is an overview of articles you may have missed this summer that might be useful as you plan for classes to […]

Acknowledging Difference on the First Day

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center One of my early teaching mentors encouraged me to prioritize difference during the first class of the semester. “But, how?” I asked, with a heavy feeling of accountability. She told me I needed to reflect on my goals for the course and their relationship to matters of difference […]

Inclusive Teaching: Reflections on the Reinert Center’s 2016-2017 Theme

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Each year, the Reinert Center chooses a theme of broad interest to SLU educators, around which we focus programs and resources. This year, our theme is Inclusive Teaching. In what follows, I offer a few thoughts to orient you to the theme and provide a brief overview of how […]