Navigating Classroom Climate

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

The university classroom is often the first place students engage in critical discussions with others from diverse backgrounds on socially and politically sensitive issues. It provides a unique opportunity for exploration, growth and critical thinking. However, these exchanges do not always result in productive learning experiences for everyone.


This workshop will:

  1. Introduce ways to engage the diverse individuals who come together to form a “class” through acknowledging the influence of their socio-cultural backgrounds and previous experiences on their teaching and learning.
  2. Provide tools and resources for you to actively design the “climate” of your classroom, including critical questions to guide your course planning.
  3. Discuss the potential benefits of designing and nurturing a resilient classroom climate (e.g., improving student learning in and outside the classroom, life-wide skill building)

Facilitators: Lisa Nathan,Amy Perreault, Hanae Tsukada

For a list of all upcoming sessions for NEW Faculty visit: 

Focus on New Faculty Agenda


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.