Embodying Your Curriculum is an online course that equips faculty and students with pedagogies to address overwhelm during a time of unprecedented change in education. Amidst political demonstrations, racial injustice, and an international pandemic that is hitting the U.S. hard, our students and faculty are experiencing more anxiety, mental health challenges, and feelings of overwhelm than ever before. Embodying Your Curriculum is a modern, innovative approach to increasing faculty productivity and boosting student retention. It combines trauma-informed pedagogies and mental health neuroscience to teach practical solutions that will retain faculty, retain students, increase the value of your classroom, and create a lasting relationship with students who will feel deeply connected to the university, even as alumni.
Administrators, teachers and students all benefit when faculty know how to alleviate overwhelm, and how to use those same techniques in helping students address contemporary issues and stressors. This helps everyone in the education system improve, especially when they may have been compromised by external challenges, economic hardship, and social isolation. It also builds a resilient academic community strengthened by relationships that add value.
With decades of experience in trauma resolution, social justice education, embodied pedagogy, and teaching about racialized trauma both inside and outside the classroom, Anita Chari, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon, and Angelica Singh, M.A., BCST, have the experience needed to help our education system succeed.