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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Brian Caton, Associate Professor of History

    What should Luther College remember about 9/11?

    Last week Luther College recognized the events that happened on 9/11. Read professor Brian Caton's thoughts on how a more complete story should be remembered about the day.

  • David Thompson

    Three Ways to Build an Inclusive Classroom from Day One

    Spanish professor David Thompson has decided to do more than teach foreign language courses in his classroom this year. Learn how he plans to build inclusive learning into his classes right from the start.

  • Professor Char Kunkel with friend and mentor, George Thompson

    The Antidote is Love

    Recent tragedy resulting from gun violence inspired professor Char Kunkel and a mentor to develop a "pyramid of love", an illustration that shows how a more proactive model can help create and teach love, not hate.

  • Being intentionally inclusive

    Being intentionally inclusive

    The following article is reprinted with permission from Gabe Twedt '10, and is part three in a series on inclusive language and representation in the classroom. It was originally published on April 25, 2019 as a post in his Viking Talk blog.

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