Lessons from Improv to Improve our Teaching

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Type: Workshop
Location: CETL Lab, 3211 Campus Loop Road
Facilitators: Linda Stewart and Mandy McGrew

“Improv is more than an artform; it’s a mindset. It’s living in the moment, supporting our partners, and embracing the unknown—all qualities of a good teacher” (Bower, A. H. 2021, p. 98). No matter what the modality, good teaching often requires adaptability, flexibility, and responsiveness to students. In this workshop, we will explore how some of the fundamental features of improv apply to the classroom: creating relational trust among students and instructors, building upon shared knowledge with a “Yes, and” approach, practicing active listening, preparing for the unexpected, and valuing the diverse identities within our classrooms. Current or future graduate student teachers and faculty are welcome.

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