Day One: Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Keynote 3: Trauma-Informed and Crisis Teaching: Using Empathy and Compassion in the Classroom

Matthew Winslow (Eastern Kentucky University, USA)

Keynote 3: Discussion

01:30:41 Noela Haughton: Right? I am very interested in locating more euros. one million would be a great start. 🙂
01:33:57 Noela Haughton: red tide
01:40:36 Noela Haughton: Another plus of the virtual format!
01:47:48 James Wilkinson: More anxious, and they were plenty anxious to begin with1
01:48:00 Alexandra Lehmann: They study for the diploma today, at my times I studied for gaining Knowledge.
01:48:01 Amanda Snyder: I have a lot more non-traditional students
01:48:02 Noela Haughton: Before the pandemic they required less flexibility. Related to that is their embrace of virtual learning relative to before
01:48:06 Anita Campbell: Connected
01:48:07 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): Their lives are more complicated—taking on care of younger siblings who are home from school; feeling more afraid of potential illness
01:48:07 Birgit & Michael: More open about how they feel
01:48:10 Amanda Snyder: and/or working students
01:48:24 Anita Campbell: Shorter attention span
01:48:25 Martha Brenckle: High expectations for technology
01:48:27 Alexandra Lehmann: more Options, more fear
01:48:35 Janina Tosic: Need security: Job security, financial security, security concerning how to do well in class
01:49:14 Patty Farless: Under greater pressure
01:49:41 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): More mental health challenges
01:49:41 Alexandra Lehmann: more concerned About spare time, less About their studies
01:49:42 Anita Campbell: Learn from video
01:51:30 Martha Brenckle: We have students living in their cars and we opened a food pantry five years ago.
01:51:47 Patty Farless: Mental heslth
01:51:54 Patty Farless: Yes!
01:52:10 Noela Haughton: We at the University of Toledo have also had increased demands for the food bank and other supports
01:52:53 Patty Farless: Let’s be honest this time is historic and I can’t imagine being that age and grappling with this
01:53:19 Janina Tosic: Agreed, Patty! I would not want to trade places with our students!
01:53:51 Patty Farless: Here in Central Florida so many of them lost jobs
01:53:52 Martha Brenckle: They couch surf, too
01:54:13 Noela Haughton: Makes me realize just how my experiences were different – even as a part-timer. The commitment to education remains. I admire them.
01:54:28 Amanda Snyder: phew, yes, the “140-character” generation, I say
01:57:27 Janina Tosic: Playing Video games for hours at a time requires super high concentration and Attention
01:57:45 Noela Haughton: selective attention?
01:58:01 Janina Tosic: You get immediate gratification when you Play…
01:58:04 Martha Brenckle: yes it does but they are active when they play
02:12:58 James Wilkinson: If you add the time they spend working and the the time they spend on social media, how much time is left for their studies? Maybe not much.
02:16:23 Noela Haughton: This challenges me. I am not a mental health worker. So, I am unsure how folks like me should proceed while maintaining the integrity of what I am actually qualified to do. Just a thought..
02:17:07 Martha Brenckle: I agree, Noela!
02:17:10 Amanda Snyder: Completely fair–and a concern that I know has caused a fair amount of stress on colleagues.
02:17:52 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): It is difficult, Noela. I know some faculty who give a break midway through class to check their electronics/accounts so that they don’t crave it and get distracted for the entire time. I don’t do this…but maybe there is something to it. Jury is certainly still out…
02:18:00 Amanda Snyder: How much can/do we actually see, and how can–or should–we intervene?
02:18:07 Noela Haughton: A challenge is the alcohol is visible and a known entity. The Soc Media issue is still emergent and at times invisble
02:18:43 Martha Brenckle: and it is so pervasive that students don’t see it as a behavior.
02:19:07 Noela Haughton: Martha: I agree. It is just… life for them.
02:19:23 Amanda Snyder: I know a number of people who then try to use apps like nearpod to get them to use their phones to be involved in the class
02:19:46 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): True. I think the generational differences contribute to the difficulties surrounding the issues, particular with us as their (older!) professors or as their parents!
02:20:24 Noela Haughton: How much is the classic nurture vs. nature dynamic?
02:20:33 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): All of the online learning over the last three semesters has only fed into their need for screens.
02:21:39 Noela Haughton: Is there a danger of making them powerless? In other words, are we in danger of denying their agency?
02:29:39 Janina Tosic: This is so right and explains a lot of things I observed in the past semesters! Students get annoyed with anything that does not seem relevant to them personally
02:32:04 Noela Haughton: We have learning objectives and related assessments. It is always good tp be as clear about these as possible.
02:32:29 Martha Brenckle: Transparent teaching
02:32:58 Noela Haughton: Martha: exactly. Clear communication of what the partnership is ablout
02:33:05 Amanda Snyder: advising also becomes a big part of this–too many students, especially at large public universities like mine–try to take too many classes to “save money” by finishing quicker/in fewer semesters.
02:33:51 Noela Haughton: Amanda: I totally agree. Seems like elements of institutions can be in conflict with each other. We should have a clear goal that we are all working towards
02:36:51 Janina Tosic: How can we make sure to take these aspects with us beyond the pandemic (if there ever will be a beyond the pandemic…)?
02:37:39 Amanda Snyder: I’m hoping that students will have learned to reach out more to professors. That when we say “we’re here to talk,” that maybe this past year has proven that to them more
02:38:13 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): I struggle with complete flexibility of deadlines and things like that given they are life skills they will need. How do we balance compassion with important skills/responsibilities for jobs and life? Will their work lives allow them such flexibility?
02:38:55 Noela Haughton: Michelle: I do as well. We – professors – work within constraints as well. We also have non-academic goals to foster. It is a balancing act!
02:38:56 Martha Brenckle: Does our work life allow such flexibility?
02:39:13 Amanda Snyder: Agreed, Michelle. I believe in still keeping some hard lines there. I allow a late submission, but with deduction. If you let me know beforehand ASAP what’s going on, I lessen the deduction (if it’s a good reason)
02:39:26 Alexandra Lehmann: @ Amanda: Don’t Forget About self-care! How can I be there for my students, when I’m in sort of the same Situation as they are – homeschooling, Homeoffice, sick and dying relatives, etc. And a University that doesn’t consider much of that for their staff…
02:39:43 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): Amanda, that’s what I say to students as well.
02:39:55 Janina Tosic: @Michelle: My experience working outside of the University is: There is a lot of flexibility and acknowledgement of human issues in the normal work place… And also in acadmia: How often did I have to ask an Editor for a Deadline Extension? And I alsways was granted it so far…
02:40:24 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): Editor deadlines are a special case ; )
02:40:29 Janina Tosic: 🙂
02:41:11 Patty Farless–UCF: Thank you for thoughtful talk today!!
02:41:19 Amanda Snyder: I”m pretty open and honest with students. Like last week: “I’ll be less available this week because I’m seeing my family for the first time in two years.” I do try to draw some of those lines of my time as well
02:41:28 Amanda Snyder: *available ^less
02:43:01 Alexandra Lehmann: See you tomorrow! Thanks for a very interesting first day of conference :o)))
02:52:52 Janina Tosic: Thank you so much, Matthew for your talk and this first part of our discussion. I have to leave as my husband is just putting our dinner on the table… Have a great rest of the first conference day in the Americas!
02:58:21 Martha Brenckle: Wouldn’t the size of your class make this pedagogy more or less possible?
02:58:35 Amanda Snyder, UCF, History: Absolutely
02:58:53 Amanda Snyder, UCF, History: and the capabilities of your LMS
03:01:26 Michelle Schmidt: Moravian University (PA): Thank you. Maybe I will do it and report back next year at IUT!
03:06:15 Amanda Snyder, UCF, History: my problem is that covid fatigue hit this spring/summer instead oof
03:06:17 Patty Farless–UCF: Thank you again for an engaging conversation.
03:07:50 Clifford Tyler: Thanks, Matthew for a great and thought-provoking presentation and conversation.
03:10:38 Amanda Snyder, UCF, History: Thanks for the talk today!
03:12:05 Anne Tierney: Thank you!
03:12:13 Matthew Winslow he/him: @mpwinslow
03:12:20 Martha Brenckle: Thank you so much!
03:12:26 James Wilkinson: Thank you Matthew!
03:12:37 Birgit & Michael: Thank you for this very thought-provoking talk. Great talk
03:12:48 Matthew Winslow he/him: thank you everyone!