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A. General resources for teaching in general, teaching theory, Open Education Resources (OER), etc. are listed below and may be scrolled through.

B. Topic-specific resources on the Teaching Commons website can be discovered in two ways:

1. By searching a specific term or tag using the “Search Teaching Commons” box at the bottom of the left-hand column.

2. By browsing the items posted (in chronological order) in the sub-categories listed on the left: 

Civility: The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct

"Civility is not a sign of weakness." John F. Kennedy


1. "In Memory of P.M. Forni: The Case for Civility in the Classroom and Beyond" (post) honours an instructor known "for his work on the history and theory of civility."

He cofounded "the Johns Hopkins Civility Project (JHCP): 'An aggregation of academic and community outreach activities ... aimed at assessing the significance of civility, manners and politeness in contemporary society'" and wrote two books on civility (the first. especially, being a recommended resource for class management):

Looking for Historical Resources?

Are you looking for historical or freely accessible resources that are in the public domain? You may want to check out these sites:

Please be aware of any copyright when using these materials outside of personal use, especially in regards to redistribution of materials. Have questions? Speak with Debra Gold and/or review the Copyright Matters document. 


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- historic images, film, books, audio 

- essays written by contemporary scholars


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