April 7, 2021
Teaching and Learning Center presents professional development event today
As part of the Teaching and Learning Center's Professional Development Series, Tara Coleman, web services librarian for K-State Libraries; Mariya Vaughan, assistant director of K-State First; and Brent Weaver, learning assistant coordinator for K-State First, will present "Building Empathy Through Role-Play" from noon to 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, April 7, via Zoom.
Few people are skilled at empathetically responding to a difficult situation the first time they encounter it. It is easy to imagine how we will respond calmly, but when tension is high, or when we are navigating a global pandemic, our response may be very different. Training and role-play can help us recognize warning signs of a challenging situation and allow us to process it more quickly, react more effectively, and respond with care. In this workshop, participants will role-play scenarios drawn from the group's personal classroom experiences to help them start to develop a routine of empathy for their students.
View the promotional video.