Over the past three years, CELT has engaged with Tufts faculty on the topics of diversity, inclusive excellence, and difficult dialogues through a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation. Through learning communities, workshops and symposia and the University-wide Teaching Conference, faculty have been working to create more inclusive classrooms, and to understand how to lay the ground work for productive dialogue and manage difficult dialogues.
This spring we will continue to offer opportunities to engage with you and your colleagues to continuously learn from each other. We will offer a workshop on managing difficult dialogues and one on the use of contemplative practices in the classroom / stress reduction, and we will put together a panel of faculty who can talk about their own classroom experiences.
For some useful resources, see our new page under Teaching Strategies: Difficult Dialogues and Hot Moments in the Classroom.