A faculty workshop featuring Dr. Joyce Weinsheimer and Dean John Stein, with contributions from Georgia Tech’s “Let’s Try This! Improv Troupe,” the Academic Advocacy and Conflict Resolution Team, the Counseling Center, and the GTPD Police Department.
Lunch will be provided.
Teachers typically get ready for class by thinking about the content for the day. What will be your focus? Do you have the PowerPoints slides you need? How will you engage your students?
Then the unexpected occurs--and it has nothing to do with what you’ve prepared. A student’s comment pushes a hot button. You’re confronted about a grade. You see an open backpack that contains a gun. Students are talking about the suicide of a peer. There’s a major emergency event on campus. Suddenly you find yourself at loss—this is not what you had in mind when your appointment letter said “teach!”
Because real people enroll in our courses, teaching today involves facilitating difficult conversations, managing hot moments, encountering mental health issues, and responding to tragedies. Join us for a discussion of what to do when the unexpected occurs!