Will Rogers, the American actor and social commentator, said, "You never get a second chance to make a great first impression". This is true with your equitable online classroom. Make sure your course is ready and welcoming to your students before you open it. Here are a few ideas to make your online class more open to your students.
Education is not just knowledge; it is empowerment. Best practices in online teaching and course design dovetail beautifully with the principles of Equity teaching. By using these practices in your daily approach, you not only create motivated learners but stronger personalities that help to bridge the divides in life. As Audre Lorde stated, "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences."
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