Fostering Brave Spaces for More Speaking and Mutual Learning 

Lee Shainis

Fostering Brave Spaces for More Speaking and Mutual Learning 

Whether we are teaching English classes online or in person, it is crucial that students experience a sense of belonging in the classroom and feel safe to share about their perspectives and experiences.This interactive workshop will explore concrete approaches for teachers of all levels to increase the sense of safety and belonging in their virtual or in-person classrooms. Engaging content addressing bias and stereotyping will challenge attendees to build understanding and empathy for all students. The workshop will also explore how to achieve a powerful experience of multi-directional learning that forms strong bonds and meaningful cross-cultural connections, while simultaneously increasing student engagement and practice.