03/22/18 Microaggressions in the Classroom Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshop
When teaching, it is almost guaranteed that microaggressions will take place. These seemingly small, ostensibly singular manifestations of oppression can deleteriously effect the teaching-learning environment, our students, and ourselves. As common as microaggressions are, it is equally common that educators are at times unsure of the best way to intervene, particularly in ways that maintain effective relationships with students and/or colleagues. Further, typical best practices for intervening assume the responder’s position as bystander, ignoring the ways that educators may also perpetrate or be targets of injustice.

This session aims to create an active learning community wherein current and future educators can build their capacity to respond effectively to microaggressions in the classroom. After offering some guiding principles for effective interventions, the facilitators will lead participants through a skill-building sessions that draws from participants’ own experiences and questions.

Facilitator: Amie Thurber, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow
When: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave. South, 3rd Floor Classroom
Open to Graduate Students & Postdocs

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