Explore topics and imagine how to apply them in the context of your teaching. Faculty workshops are open to those who teach credit-bearing, semester-long courses at Cornell. Contact us by telephone, email, or drop in to the Center for more information. 

Let’s Get Real: Shame, Power, and Privilege in the Classroom

Friday, May 10, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Through a facilitated dialogue, reflect on group dynamics in teaching and learning. How do our own and students’ social identities and lived experiences come into play in the learning environment? What do we notice and fail to notice? What is shame, why do we experience it in relation to identity development, and how can we support resilience and understanding in ourselves and others? The workshop will focus on self-reflection, knowledge-building, and preparing for teaching at Cornell.

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

Learning outcomes 

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Use active listening and purposeful sending as a communication strategy for increased understanding, reflection, and self-discovery
  • Discuss implicit bias, imposter syndrome, and power dynamics in relation to social identities and lived experiences
  • Explore the relationship between shame, vulnerability, empathy, and resilience

Register for Let's Get Real here.