Unconditional Teaching

a living manifesto for healthier relationships in education

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Team UnTeach | 3 Oct 2019 |

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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.

Podcast: Teaching a Writers’ Room

Tyll Zybura | 27 Oct 2020

In this episode Jessica and Tyll talk to Katharina about a five-day block seminar that she taught in February 2020 entitled “Confronting the Climate Crisis: A Writers’ Room for Cultural Scholars”.

Good Girl = Good Teacher?

Jessica Koch | 13 Oct 2020

Kindness and the tendency to accommodate others can help to foster relationships in education. However, when “Good Girls” grow up to be teachers, their uncompromising yearning for other people’s affections may have problematic consequences.

First Aid in Mental Health: 3 things you can do to help your students and colleagues

Jessica Koch | 11 Aug 2020

How can we administer first aid in mental health emergencies if we feel that engaging with people (and often strangers) in distress is putting our own mental well-being at risk?

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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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