Calling In: Turning Discomfort into Generative Moments

Jan 20, 2021, 1:00pm - 2:15pm

What do we do when a student makes an uncomfortable or even outright racist/sexist/etc. remark? How do we confront microaggressions in class? Rather than 'calling out' students who create discomfort in the classroom, this workshop focuses on how to generatively call them 'in,' and turn difficult moments into teachable ones. We will discuss: how to identify students' comments as ones which can be channeled into productive conversations; tactics for redirecting and anchoring lessons; and how to plan around such moments (how to prepare and debrief students). Given Ohio State’s move to remote teaching, this workshop will include strategies to address interactions in online classrooms.

After this workshop participants will be able to: 
   -Distinguish 'calling in' from 'calling out' as strategies for approaching classroom comments
   -Articulate strategies for handling disruptive comments before, during, and after class conversations
   -Analyze the context of a situation in which a student has made a disruptive comment and select a correspondingly appropriate strategy for addressing the comment
   -Articulate the importance of 'calling in' one's own actions as an instructor

You may register here (link is external).

If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact  Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.