Unconditional Teaching

a living manifesto for healthier relationships in education

Tag: Vulnerability

About Acknowledgements, Needs, and Vulnerability in Academia

One of my students showed me the humanity of the academic project with a simple page of acknowledgements.

15 Oct 2021 | 1 comment | Tags: Essays, Vulnerability, Academic writing

Podcast: Eine Ressource sein statt eine Hürde

In dieser – diesmal deutschsprachigen – Folge des Unconditional Teaching Podcast sprechen wir über kleine, aber wirkungsvolle Lehrpraktiken, die dazu beitragen, dass Studierende uns als Ressource und nicht als Hürde wahrnehmen.

7 Oct 2021 | Tags: Podcasts, Teaching practices, Kollaborative Lehre, Vulnerability, Lehr-Lern-Beziehung

Podcast: The Empathetic Online Classroom

In this episode Tyll talks about a five-day block seminar that he taught in July 2020 entitled “Owning Your Position: Critical Argumentation Skills for Scholars of Culture” in which he and the students created a very supportive, empathetic classroom atmosphere.

11 Feb 2021 | 1 comment | Tags: Podcasts, Teaching practices, Argumentation skills, Vulnerability, Student-teacher relationship, Social contract, Online teaching

Showing vulnerability

Acknowledging our vulnerability as teachers by addressing difficulties in class openly is a powerful strategy for connection and learning.

17 Feb 2020 | 4 comments | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Vulnerability, Communication, Empathy, Conditional teaching

On doing empathy

Why our usual thinking about empathy is flawed and how empathy as practice will improve our teaching.

6 Aug 2019 | 1 comment | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Empathy, Vulnerability, Privilege, Power