Key Legend

Amount of class time to complete the activity

   Short activity: 10-15 minutes


  Medium length activity:  20-30 minutes


   Long activity: 60+ minutes



Logistical complexity: Materials or steps needed to facilitate an activity

Low: Little preparation or materials are needed to facilitate this activity.


Moderate: There are some materials and steps that are needed that instructors will need to be aware of before facilitating.


High: This is a complex activity requiring multiple steps and/or materials. We recommend reading our preparation materials  in advance carefully.

Inclusive Teaching Experience: Amount of prior experience in inclusive teaching strategies needed 

 Low: All instructors could facilitate this activity with a short overview of the activity.


Moderate: Instructors could facilitate this activity and debrief it with moderate experience with inclusive teaching, including the reading of our self-preparation materials.


High: Instructors should read our self-preparation materials before conducting this activity. Faculty should be comfortable handling difficult conversations or emotions in the classroom. This activity might be tried after the successful implementation of activities needing less experience.

Level of scaffolding needed: How much student preparation is needed before doing an activity.

low scaffolding

Low scaffolding: This activity could be done with little in-class preparation, and/or early in the semester.


moderate scaffolding

Moderate scaffolding: This activity may need a reading or short prep work to understand the point of the activity, and/or to facilitate positive student interaction.


High scaffolding: This activity may need a strong classroom community, come after other course content/readings are introduced, and/or be used late in the semester.