April 4th: Dealing With Racist—and Other Inappropriate—Comments in the Clas...
Facilitators: Stephanie Logan, Curriculum & Instruction; Victoria DeFrancisco, Communication Studies, Susan Hill, CETL, Karen Mitchell, Communication Studies
Many of us find it challenging to handle racist or inappropriate comments in the classroom. Such comments often take us off guard, and can be very difficult to handle well. This workshop focuses on: 1) the kinds of comments we should be attentive to, including microaggressions; 2) how we can build classroom communities that create a respectful context for handling racist and/or inappropriate comments; and 3) using scenarios to practice our responses to such comments, because the best way to handle inappropriate language is to be prepared to do so!