April 16 | TLC Workshop: Student Trauma and Emotional Well-Being

4-6pm, Room 9205

Teaching as a graduate student requires a great deal of intellectual and emotional labor. Yet, most often we concentrate our efforts on teaching academic skills, leaving little space to consider or develop strategies to address our students’ emotional health, or our own. In order to learn most effectively, students must feel supported, understood and trusted. How can we can build these values into our classrooms and courses? Much in our educational system fails to acknowledge the vulnerabilities of students, and instructors must be vigilant to develop pedagogies that are sensitive to the realities of trauma in order to foster classroom environments where all can thrive.

Please join the Teaching and Learning Center on Tuesday April 16 for a workshop on “Student Trauma and Well-Being” where we’ll learn about trauma-informed pedagogies that can help us structure our classrooms to prevent re-traumatization, and increase attention to well being. We will explore ways to implement these strategies in syllabus and assignment design, identifying course requirements and policies, facilitating discussion of traumatic content, managing student-instructor communication, and responding to student writing.

Please RSVP at http://cuny.is/tlc-spring-19.

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