Fostering equitable and inclusive learning environments: Taking action amidst uncertainty


When an equity or inclusion concern arises in a classroom, uncertainty can abound: As an instructor, how should you address the concern? Should you address it right away, or should you wait? If you don’t feel prepared to address it, what can you do? It can be natural to hesitate in such circumstances for fear of “making the wrong moves.” Fortunately, there isn’t only one right way to proceed. This in-person discussion will focus on how to see such occurrences as opportunities for learning for instructors and students alike. Take part to share ideas and consider strategies for addressing these occurrences as a learner (not an expert), even amidst uncertainty.


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