Trauma-informed Pedagogy in Fall 2020 courses

Flexibility within the existing structure of my courses

•Deadlines for Assignments: 

•Structured deadlines with flexibility to grant extensions

•Student-friendly explanations in syllabus, e.g., importance of keeping up with assignments and meeting deadlines but urging students to reach out if there are challenges in doing so

•Reducing Content in LIN100 •Require a final capstone project instead of 4 smaller projects

Conveying hope.

•Weekly emails/Bb announcements that include feel good images/clip art, e.g., cute animals to elicit positive emotions

•Weekly office hours via zoom

•Opening class sharing activity, e.g., Roses and thorns