University Teaching Foundations: This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Active Classroom Teaching and Learning (ACTL).
This workshop will guide you through some of the commonly encountered conflicts in the classroom and provide you with the necessary tools to handle those situations in a professional manner. We will also discuss topics related to making your classroom a safe learning environment for all students (e.g. inviting students to share their gender pronouns, reducing anxiety of students, create opportunities to increase sense of belongingness for all students, etc.).
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Define diversity and inclusivity, describe dimensions of diversity, and identify principles of inclusivity for teaching and learning
- Discuss bias from multiple perspectives as it relates to teaching and learning
- Identify and implement strategies and resources for creating and maintaining an inclusive and safe classroom
- Anticipate some of the commonly encountered conflicts and challenges in the classroom to think proactively through establishing an inclusive and safe classroom environment