Dis/Comfort in the Classroom

Event Details

April 9, 2018
10:15 am-11:45 am

Goodell Hall

Room: 301, TEFD Conference Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Contact:
Kirsten Helmer
413-545-5180

International Scholars Forum - There are many reasons why we might feel uncomfortable in the classroom: mismatched expectations, inappropriate comments or sensitive topics, a lack of shared cultural background with our students, questions that force us off-script, or limited experience with student-centered teaching practices. This interactive workshop will give you opportunities to reflect on and discuss how to better embrace these moments as learning opportunities (for you and your students).

Part of the International Scholars Forum co-sponsored by the Institute for Teaching Excellence (TEFD) and the Graduate School Office of Professional Development; all international faculty, postdocs, and grad students are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.