HASTAC is a great resource for teaching and learning in the digital age.
A recent blog post by HASTAC director Cathy Davidson tackles the topic of how to teach, in a responsible way, texts that have racist content. Davidson shares her experience in a graduate class she’s teaching, Teaching Race and Gender Theory in the Undergraduate Classroom. This topic is important for all teachers. If you want to teach at a teaching-intensive institution, you need to be aware that the student population tends to be more racially diverse than at an elite private college or a flagship state university. Many doctoral programs do not train students to think about who their undergraduate students will be, or how to teach in a culturally competent way, a way that takes into account the perspectives and needs of a range of students. This post offers some good teaching ideas for teaching difficult material.