Difficult Moments in the Classroom

Whether planned or spontaneous, difficult moments and conversations can arise in the classroom. While each situation will require a unique response, listed below are resources that offer guidelines and preparation strategies for difficult moments. 

*Depending on comments and actions during a conversation, students may report a bias incident. If you feel that the conversation turned into an instance of bias or harassment, you may also file a bias incident report form

Navigating Difficult Moments in the Classroom
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

Difficult Dialogues
Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

Responding to Difficult Moments
Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan

Guidelines for Discussing Incidents of Hate, Bias, and Discrimination
Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan

Resources on the election in the classroom and community