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Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

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Difficult Dialogues:

Transforming Controversy into Meaningful Teachable Moments

Reflection, Planning, Managing, Facilitating

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Conflict in classrooms can be embedded in our curriculum, or it may occur spontaneously regardless of the subject matter.  If you want to develop pedagogical practices that can transform controversy into meaningful learning opportunities, this is a great place to start. 

It will take some time to reflect, plan, manage and facilitate these difficult dialogues, but in the end it will provide a richer class room experience for both you and your students. 

The Faculty Center has resources, workshops and individual/group coaching opportunities to support you. 

To learn more, contact Dr. Fredi Avalos, Faculty Fellow in Cultural Intelligence at or at this number 619-944-9353.