Teaching for Well-Being – Graduate Student Workshop on October 18

UHS is partnering with the DELTA program to offer a Teaching for Well-Being workshop for graduate students.

Teaching for Well-Being

  • Date: Tuesday, October 18 from 9:30-11:00am
  • Location: Online (link will be provided to participants)
  • Facilitators: Claire Barrett and Devin Wixon
  • This introductory workshop will present strategies to support both student learning and well-being by cultivating a welcoming and empowering learning environment. Join us to explore evidence-based health-promoting practices and to consult with others and workshop applying these strategies in courses you teach or anticipate teaching in your future career.
  • This workshop is both didactic and consultative. We will provide an overview of health-promoting and trauma-informed teaching practices that support student, instructor, and community well-being and promote student learning through academic belonging and empowerment. We will engage in scenario-based learning together, and you will be introduced to resources you can use through the Health Academics Toolkit. Participants will also engage in consultation and work time toward putting these strategies into practice.

Participants should come prepared with:

  • Your own real-world examples or questions about how to support well-being in the context of your (current or hypothetical future) teaching.

Participants will leave with:

  • Knowledge of specific health-promoting pedagogies and trauma-informed practices that support both learning and well-being.
  • A commitment to integrate a chosen strategy into your work, and the next steps and resources to do so.
  • Access to ongoing consultation support for incorporating these practices into your teaching.

This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 10/11/2022.