Teaching Tools

Winter Teaching Workshop 2021

Trauma-Informed Teaching: Tips and Techniques for Creating a Resilient Classroom

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ONLINE - ZOOM

REGISTER HERE

Speakers: Dana Zartner and Lindsay Gifford

2020 was a tough year with the pandemic, the move to remote instruction, the election, and the myriad of social justice issues that continue in our country and around the world. These issues impact all of us in different ways, and can impact all aspects of our lives, including our work – and our students’ work – in the classroom in various forms. For some, there is primary trauma, but for many of us the impacts fall under the umbrella of secondary trauma, which includes vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This trauma, whether primary or secondary, can have a real and significant impact on us as educators and on our students as learners. But there are some tips and techniques that can facilitate trauma-informed teaching to make the classroom a more supportive and sustaining environment. In this workshop we will explore the concepts of primary and secondary trauma and how these impact our classrooms. We will then create space for sharing of ideas and discussion on tips and techniques for creating a trauma-informed, healing-centered classroom for the benefit of educators and students alike.

Glossary of Terms for Teaching Writing and Speaking to Students in their Majors

This Glossary was developed by the 2018-19 FLC on MULTIMODAL COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM AND IN THE DISCIPLINES

Grading Retreats*

Join us for a grading retreat with your peers! Grading retreats are offered at the end of fall and spring semester before grades are due, they usually run from 10a.m.- 4p.m. and CTE provides breakfast, lunch, and coffee. The group setting provides motivation. We think the best way to tackle the overwhelming (and perhaps onerous) task of grading is with support!

*The format of this and other regular CTE events has been and may be altered due to remote teaching and learning. Please watch for current announcements in the CTE newsletter or contact CTE (cte@usfca.edu) for more information.

Syllabus Template From the College of Arts & Sciences

Every semester, The College of Arts and Sciences will update downloadable, editable syllabi templates based on the College Arts and Sciences syllabus guidelines. These include the actual meeting dates and required language for your convenience. Optional language is not included on these templates, but can be found on the CAS the syllabus guidelines page