Let’s Get Real: Conversations about Diversity and Teaching

Through a facilitated dialogue, Let's Get Real workshop participants reflect on group dynamics in teaching and learning. How do our own and students’ social identities and lived experiences become salient in the learning environment? How do our cultural world views and personal experiences shape what we notice and fail to notice? These workshops focus on self-reflection and teaching at Cornell. Topics change each semester.

Empowering Yourself to Talk about Race in the Classroom

This semester, join colleagues for an opportunity to reflect on race, racism, and antiracist choices in our learning environments. Anchored in self-reflection, we will consider our own experiences and development, our role as educators, and a range of responses.


  • Melina Ivanchikova, associate director of inclusive teaching, Center for Teaching Innovation
  • Marta Guzmán, psychologist, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Date & Time

Friday December 11, 2020, 11:00 - 12:15 pm

Registration Information

Register for Empowering Yourself to Talk About Race in the Classroom.

Learning Outcomes 

After this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Use active listening and purposeful sending as a communication strategy for increased understanding, reflection, and self-discovery
  • Feel more comfortable engaging in conversation with colleagues about social identities and power dynamics
  • Identify a strategy to support inclusion in relation to race and ethnicity