Unsettling Group Guidelines

Event Date & Time

  • January 12, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Classroom guidelines, ground rules, or agreements are tools often used by educators in different settings with the intent to keep discussions focused and productive, invite inclusive participation, and establish a “safe” learning environment. At the same time, anti-oppression educators Sensoy and DiAngelo (2014) have argued that classroom guidelines sometimes serve contrary goals because when they fail to recognize and respond to issues of power and social position, thereby creating unsafe and silencing environments for students who are not part of the dominant group or who are underrepresented in dominant discourses.

Facilitators: Deb Chen, Janey Lew, & Amy Perreault

Register and attend this workshop in order to help complete the following themes:

  • Campus Climate
  • Classroom Teaching Approaches

TA Institute

The TA Institute is open to any Graduate Student who is interested in teaching or TAing, and includes sessions on Teaching and Learning Theory, Scholarship, Classroom Strategies, Campus Climate, and Lesson Design. If you have interest in becoming a better TA, or get a head start preparing for teaching in your career, sign up for one or more of these 2 hour, interactive workshops.

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes, and if you complete all the workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post institute online module, you are eligible for a letter of completion you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and C.V., as well as a copy of that letter posted on Linkedin (as a recommendation). These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

The themes are:


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.