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Candid Conversations Series

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Event Description

The Candid Conversation Series is a space for instructors to reflect and process workshop and teaching experiences (the good, the bad, and the ugly) candidly with one another. We will share and learn from one another in a confidential, supportive space.

Session 2: Selecting and Discussing Texts Skillfully for Workshop

Have you been excited to use a text for a workshop, but not been sure how to discuss it or unpack it for students? Have you experienced challenges when discussing texts in class? Have you experienced students or participants responding to texts in ways that seem harmful or challenging? Have you wondered, “What can I do to support students in their learning and understanding of texts?” How do we thoughtfully balance helping students to engage a text while also cultivating a culture of respect and care in classroom discussions?

If you have faced challenges here and want to sit with some like minded folks to process these moments, please come to Candid Conversations: Session 2. We will share and learn from one another in a confidential, supportive space and consider tools that may be useful. We’ll come together to think through these moments, offer support, and see if folks are open to advice/suggestions from others.

This event is for GrubStreet instructors only.


Class Format
This Professional Development workshop will meet virtually. The link will be sent to participants an hour before the meeting is scheduled to begin.


Covid-19 Update:
GrubStreet's space will be mask optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in-person.

Format/Location

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!