September 9, 2020 – Managing Sensitive Topics in the Classroom Workshop
This session, facilitated by Sarah Soule and Pamela Levine, will share examples of sensitive moments that have come up in Stanford classrooms in the past – particularly those related to race and ethnicity – and provide strategies for anticipating and responding to them. Managing these moments can feel uncomfortable or like they distract from your content. This workshop will provide opportunities to collaboratively troubleshoot potential challenges and will share data on what works in GSB classrooms.
Attendees are asked to spend 10 minutes reading pre-meeting materials in advance so that we can spend most of the session discussing strategies and troubleshooting challenges in small groups. The materials are:
- The ‘Foster an equitable and inclusive learning experience’ section under Big Picture Course Planning in our Playbook for Teaching in 20/21. (Also available as a standalone PDF).
- The ‘Handling Planned or Unexpected Class Discussions Involving Sensitive Topics’ resource.
Because we will aim to create a safe space for open conversation, this session will not be recorded.
This session is open to faculty and lecturers teaching in Autumn Quarter and new-to-GSB faculty and lecturers.