Center for Faculty Innovation

Integrating Trauma-Informed Pedagogy into the Classroom (Workshop)

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Student Success Center room 4046

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Trauma-informed pedagogy encompasses an array of inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices that pay attention to and center students’ lived experiences (e.g., with COVID-19, racial and intergenerational trauma, mental health, etc.). Participants will learn about, share, and adapt trauma-informed and healing-centered principles to their teaching—and to their broader lives. To provide context for application, participants are invited to bring a hard copy of a recent syllabus or course assignment.

Facilitated by: Cara Meixner, Graduate Psychology

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Conceptualizing trauma-informed teaching;and
  • Adapting 1-3 trauma-informed (and healing-centered) pedagogical practices to their fall 2021 courses.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices; and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.


Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, or (540)568-4858.

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