Wednesday, December 5th
4 PM-6 PM
The end of semester brings a new urgency to the classroom, and the weight of worrying that we’ve not met expectations — fearing we’ve “failed” — can be burdensome for faculty and for students alike. But feelings of failure also invite us to reflect upon our pedagogy and our courses, and to extract valuable lessons that can enhance subsequent experiences in the classroom.
Do you want to develop methods to help students mitigate anxiety about succeeding? Are you looking for strategies to assess lessons or assignments that haven’t gone as planned?
Please join the Teaching and Learning Center on Wednesday 12/5 for a workshop on “troubleshooting failure.” Together we’ll consider ways to incorporate and/or recast “failure” as a generative process of experimentation and learning for both teachers and students. We will explore practices of mindful pedagogy that invite self-reflection and community connectedness, help us work through frustration, and address the impact of stress on our bodies. We’ll discuss how to create a culture of inquiry and constructive engagement in our classrooms that can mitigate feelings of failure. And, we’ll talk through how to incorporate failure as a pedagogical tool that can reveal new avenues of discovery and self-reflection for teachers and students.