Location: Online (link will be provided to participants)
Facilitators: Claire Barrett and Devin Wixon
This introductory workshop will present strategies to support both student learning and well-being by cultivating a welcoming, trusting, and empowering learning environment. Join us to explore evidence-based health-promoting practices and to consult with others and workshop applying these strategies in courses you teach (or anticipate teaching).
This workshop is both didactic and consultative. We will provide an overview of health-promoting and trauma-informed teaching practices that support student, instructor, and community well-being, and promote student learning through academic belonging and empowerment.. We will engage in scenario-based learning together, and you will be introduced to resources you can use through the Healthy Academics Toolkit. Participants will also engage in consultation and work time toward putting these strategies into practice.
Participants should come prepared with:
- Your own real-world examples or questions about how to do this in the context of your (current or hypothetical future) teaching.
Participants will leave with:
- Knowledge of specific health-promoting pedagogies and trauma-informed practices that support both learning and well-being.
- A commitment to integrate a chosen strategy into your work, and the next steps and resources to do so.
- Access to ongoing consultation support for incorporating these practices into your teaching.