Navigating Emotional Responses in the Classroom

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Event Date & Time

  • June 6, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

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This workshop recognizes that emotions are part of the classroom climate. Instructors are tasked with the complex role of navigating their own emotions in the classroom, while also recognizing the emotions of their students and determining the best way to support them. The significance of this role is particularly prevalent when discussing topics surrounding race, racialization, and racism. This session will explore how race and power dynamics have emotional impacts in the classroom environment (both for students and educators). The intention is for participants to leave with an increased capacity to interact with emotional responses as points of pedagogical and relational engagement. 

Enroll in this workshop if you are interested in: 

  • Reflecting on how your emotional responses to classroom dynamics impact your ability to create a safe(r) learning environment  
  • Strengthening your ability to address interactions in the classroom that are impacted by the affective dimensions of learning about race, racialization, and racism  
  • Considering the distribution of emotional labour in anti-racist teaching and learning, and taking action to support yourself and students to take and share responsibility for this  
  • Learning strategies to support students learning about race, racialization, and racism that affirm and respect the emotional aspects of learning, and also create community and belonging in the classroom. 


  • Freda Maideen, Educational Consultant, Anti-Racist Teaching & Facilitation, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives
  • Aimee Beauchamp, Educational Consultant, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives
  • Janey Lew, Senior Educational Consultant, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives