Teaching Sensitive Subjects

Madeline Wilcox, CTL Graduate Fellow, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Tuesday, January 29 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: This workshop aims to develop practical strategies for leading students through difficult subjects and provide an opportunity for new teachers to discuss some of the most rewarding and fruitful work that they do. We will consider thoughtful and imaginative ways for broaching sensitive topics and develop strategies to reorient a discussion that appears to be running out of control. This workshop will also consider building effective relationships between students and instructors so that students feel comfortable talking in situations where they might prefer not to and instructors feel that students will be able to engage difficult issues and materials in an effective and meaningful way.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.