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Classroom Challenge: Controversial Topics
In the wake of the recent vandalism in Haven Hall and the run-up to Election Day, many U-M instructors are thinking right now about how they can most productively address potentially controversial topics in their classrooms. Our website features many resources to help you...
- Introduce potentially controversial content
- Facilitate productive discussion of sensitive topics
- Handle “hot moments” in class
- Address conflicts between students
Click here for a list of resources on these topics and more. You can also request a consultation with a one of CRLT's professional staff if you want to discuss additional strategies for creating effective inclusive learning environments in your classroom.
What strategies have you found productive for inclusive discussion of hot topics? Please share your ideas in the comments section.