Aerial view of Washington Square Park at sunset

Planning for Unexpected Sensitive Conversations in the Classroom

Planning sensitive conversations is a worthy pedagogical challenge inherent to teaching in our global university, where the outside world is necessarily connected to our classrooms.  But, as faculty, we can’t always plan when our work in the classroom will suddenly veer into sensitive territory. This TeachTalk will equip faculty with practical strategies and resources for how to handle unexpected sensitive conversations when they emerge, as well as how to proactively create communities in our classrooms that could make such unexpected conversations more productive and less upsetting.