Revisiting Mutualism: Loving Me, Loving You

Karen holds a copy of 99 Tips and smiles broadly.
Karen holds a copy of her book during the start of the COVID pandemic.

My Mutualism Journey

  • How do I apply principles of UDL (universal design for learning) and take care of myself as a human and educator?
  • How do I transition to an ungrading model and take care of myself as a human and educator?
  • How do I use problem-based learning with my students and take care of myself as a human and educator?

Some Science

  • Should I create these fancy videos for my students or should I take care of myself?
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  • How can I find and cultivate spaces that benefit both me and my students? How can I make videos in a way that benefits my students and brings me joy?

Loving Me, Loving You

“What happens to you if you keep spending this much time on lesson prep?” I asked.“I’ll exhaust myself. I’ll hate it. I’ll resent my students,” she said.“And when that happens to you, what happens to your students? To their learning?”“They’ll be less engaged. They’ll suffer, and their learning will suffer.”

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Karen Costa

Karen Costa

I write about higher education. Here for my work through 100 Faculty, LLC, supporting faculty, staff, and student success.

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