A Pedagogy of Kindness
A Teaching Workshop with Cate Denial
Treating our students and ourselves with kindness is one way in which we can alleviate some of the burden of teaching in a pandemic. Learn what a pedagogy of kindness is, and its deep connectedness to matters of equity and power. Learn what a pedagogy of kindness is not (“niceness”), and leave with a series of actionable suggestions for employing compassion in your teaching.
About Cate Denial
Cate Denial is the Bright Distinguished Professor of American History, Chair of the History department, and Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. A 2018-2021 Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, Cate is the winner of the American Historical Association’s 2018 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching award, Cate’s current book, A Pedagogy of Kindness, is under contract with West Virginia University Press. Her historical research has examined the early nineteenth-century experience of pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing in Upper Midwestern Ojibwe and missionary cultures, a projectthat grew from Cate’s previous book, Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country (2013).
Check out this resource list compiled by Professor Denial