SILC Community Conversation – March 29th

Join SILC on March 29th at 9am for a conversation about what we can do when difficult topics come up in the instruction classroom. Below are some questions to think about surrounding this topic that may guide the conversation. If you have personal experiences that you’d like to share, feel free to bring those as well.

Check your email for the Zoom link!

Questions to Guide Discussion:

  • Is tension in the classroom something you avoid?  When can it be productive, or necessary?
  • How do you handle sensitive/divisive topics in the classroom (if students bring them up as research topics/if it comes up in sample searches/talking about fake news, etc)?
  • Does politics have a place in the library instruction space?
  • How do you make your classroom feel like a safe space?
  • Trauma-informed instruction” is a concept that is gaining more traction in teaching spaces; how does it affect library instruction?