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How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom Webinar and Facilitated Discussion

Modified: September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 19
TGS Commons, 1 – 3:15pm

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching invites graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to attend this viewing of the webinar lead by Dr. Kathy Obear on How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom, 1 – 2:30pm. At the conclusion of the webinar, we will host a discussion session (2:30pm - 3:15pm) with the Searle Center participants to reflect on Dr. Obear's webinar.


Registration for this webinar is required. Please register here to join us .

This live event will include the following topics:

  • Tools to create an inclusive classroom from the start – negotiate working agreements that set the stage for meaningful dialogue.
  • How to recognize when a classroom discussion becomes "difficult" for students and/or themselves – get tools and approaches to de-escalate triggered reactions and promote engaged conversation.
  • Criteria to decide whether to engage in difficult conversations in the moment or table for a future setting.
  • Techniques to revisit classroom situations that did not further learning or group development so that everyone can learn how to do better the next time (click to read more information about the webinar).

If you have questions about the webinar participation, please contact Muveddet Harris at m-harris4@northwestern.edu

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