Unconditional Teaching

a living manifesto for healthier relationships in education


Team UnTeach | 3 Oct 2019 |

Recent articles

We choose which version of our students we invite into our classroom

Katharina Pietsch | 18 Jul 2021

In this article I explore what we as teachers can do in order to invite the best version of our students into our classroom, taking my cue from Solution Focused coaches, who are experts in inviting a version of their clients into the session that wants to make their life better and has the resources to do so.

Teaching into the void: Musings on online teaching during a pandemic [Update]

Jessica Koch | 17 May 2021 | 1 comment

Working from home has its perks but teaching can become quite a frustrating, lonely experience when asynchronous teaching is involved. After two semesters of online teaching and going into the third, I want to describe in this article the hurdles I perceive, how I overcame some of them, and what I still find challenging about online teaching.

Wir bieten Workshops an! We’re offering workshops!

Tyll Zybura | 27 Apr 2021

Let’s make Unconditional Teaching a thing! :)

Podcast: The Empathetic Online Classroom

Katharina Pietsch | 11 Feb 2021 | 1 comment

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.

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Where to start?

After reading a short introductory text about this project, we suggest that you start with the essays that describe the MINDSET which underlies our approach. Here, we write on how we understand ‘unconditionality’, why it is important and what kind of thinking goes along with it.

The essays in the category ANALYSIS are critical reflections on education. Here, we try to disentangle the problems that we encountered in our teaching practice, and their systemic underpinnings.

In the essays on TEACHING PRACTICES, we present particular applications of our mindset, and solutions to some of the problems we identify.

Some of our concepts explicitly address issues of MENTAL HEALTH and self-care; or they reframe institutionalized discourses in more mindful, holistic ways.


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