Category: Wellness

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Student Trauma and Well-being

Teaching as a graduate student requires a great deal of intellectual and emotional labor. Yet, most often we concentrate our efforts on teaching academic skills, leaving little space to consider or develop strategies to address our students’ emotional health, or our own. In order to learn most effectively, students must feel supported, understood and trusted. …

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Troubleshooting Failure

The end of semester brings a new urgency to the classroom, and the weight of worrying that you’ve not met expectations — fearing you’ve “failed” — can be burdensome for faculty and for students. But feelings of failure also invite us to reflect upon our pedagogy and our courses, and to extract valuable lessons that …

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