Faculty workshop | Managing Difficult Moments in the Classroom

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Workshop Description

Moments of tension – sudden eruptions of emotion or conflict, as well as problematic classroom dynamics – are an inescapable part of the classroom experience. How can you, as the instructor, use these moments to foster dialogue and learning? In this interactive workshop, we will discuss various strategies for framing and handling such moments, and will work through some case studies in order to practice how to respond in the moment.

Instructor Bio

Patricia Felisa Barbeito is Professor of American Literatures and Dean of Faculty, RISD.  Her research focuses on race and ethnicity in American literatures and she is a translator of modern Greek fiction and poetry. 

Wednesday, October 28 at 6:15pm to 7:15pm

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Event Type

SEI Event, SEI Workshop, Election 2020


Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative



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