Friday Feb. 12
Teaching Preparation Series, Embracing Discomfort: Proactive Strategies for Unexpected Classroom Moments
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Zoom link will be shared with participants who register

Unexpected moments in your class can sometimes lead to tension, conflict, controversy, or even harm for your students, and that is especially true in the new world of digital learning. Having an action plan for how to respond when these uncomfortable moments arise is important, as research shows that doing nothing can lead to further harm. In this 90-minute session, come explore and practice evidence-based teaching strategies and communicative tools for creating a positive learning climate for your students.

Facilitated by Shavonne Coleman (Faculty Innovation Center) and Kayla Shearer (Department of English).

To learn more and self-enroll in the Canvas site, visit Once you have joined the Canvas course, you can register for a session using the Canvas Calendar function. If a session is full, it will not appear on your calendar. 

Participants who complete multiple sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion that acts as a credential demonstrating your investment in professional development to future employers.  Complete 3 sessions and upload a qualifying reflection for a Teaching Preparation Certificate; complete 7 sessions and submit a qualifying Teaching Statement for an Advanced Teaching Preparation Certificate. Please feel free to contact Jendayi Dillard at with further questions.  We look forward to working with you!

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