Tips for safer Zoom meetings

As many classes and social activities are shifting to online video, harassers are “Zoom-bombing” video calls with pornography and other obnoxious disruptions. Here is a short guide to making your Zoom meetings safer. Before the meeting, the host (the person creating the meeting) should change these Zoom settings (click here to change): Turn on “WaitingContinue reading “Tips for safer Zoom meetings”

Teaching inclusive and engaging online classes

Want to teach online classes that students look forward to? Wondering how to translate your in-person teaching skills to online teaching skills? Join professional online teacher Valerie Aurora as she shares how she keeps students engaged and learning in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Register for this free class on the following dates: Tuesday AprilContinue reading “Teaching inclusive and engaging online classes”

New advice column: Dear Ally Skills Teacher

Do you have questions about ally skills—how to use your power and privilege to help those with less—but don’t know who to ask? Now you can ask a professional ally skills teacher! Dear Ally Skills Teacher is a new advice column answering your questions about how to act as an ally in your workplace andContinue reading “New advice column: Dear Ally Skills Teacher”

Free code of conduct enforcement book available now

You can now download a free book detailing how to enforce a code of conduct, “How to Respond to Code of Conduct Reports,” written by Valerie Aurora and Mary Gardiner and edited by Annalee Flower Horne. This comprehensive guide includes: Basic code of conduct theory How to prepare to enforce a code of conduct Step-by-stepContinue reading “Free code of conduct enforcement book available now”

New: Video of Ally Skills Workshop from Frame Shift Consulting

You can now watch a video of the popular diversity and inclusion training course, the Ally Skills Workshop, from Frame Shift Consulting: Note: Participants’ comments have been edited out to protect the privacy of participants and are instead summarized by the facilitator. The Ally Skills Workshop teaches simple everyday ways for people to use theirContinue reading “New: Video of Ally Skills Workshop from Frame Shift Consulting”

Ally Skills Workshop Train-the-trainers August 7-8 and August 23-24, 2018 (rescheduled)

Do you want to teach people how to use their power and influence to support people of color, women of all races, LGBTQ+ folks, and members of other marginalized groups? Then the Ally Skills Workshop Train-the-trainers is for you! In this all-day class, you will learn to lead (or co-lead) the Ally Skills Workshop, which […]