Class Management

Student Bullying of Instructors

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A. "Student Bullying of Lecturers a ‘Serious Issue’" (online article) outlines some instructors' "experiences of bullying by students for research that hopes to shine a light on a 'neglected area' of higher education."

1. Some Examples of Student Bullying

  • "[B]eing cornered and intimidated by students"
  • "[B]eing verbally abused and being threatened with physical harm"
  • "[B]eing frightened by overly masculine displays"

2. Some Sources of Student Bullying

Challenging Conversations in the Classroom

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"Facilitating Challenging Conversations in the Classroom" (web page) provides (and elaborates on) general suggestions "to help guide instructors" in "open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics -- such as topics related to identity and inequality, religious beliefs, or political ideologies, for example." 

1. "Define Objectives and Create Structure"

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