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The past year of the global pandemic has brought to forefront the importance of mental health and wellness in higher education more than ever before. These issues affect both students and faculty and subsequently shape the teaching and interactions within the college classroom. 

We believe that faculty and student wellness and success are interdependent. In order for faculty to apply caring pedagogy, to recognize the impact of stress on learning, and to help their students be well, they must first be given the opportunity to examine and cultivate their own wellness.

The Pratt Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to share with you teach.well, a new interdisciplinary, cross-campus online community, supported by a grant through NYU’s 20×30 Learning and Action Network. teach.well aims to be a space for higher ed faculty to come together as a community to explore the benefits of mindfully incorporating wellness into the teaching and learning experience. 

teach.well is a free, cross-institutional community on Mighty Networks that will offer:

  • Networking with and learning from colleagues– Discussion topics and resources for informed teaching practices and wellbeing strategies for Higher Ed. We will share what works best for you and your colleagues, and how your experiences can inform others’ practices in the classroom. 
  • Faculty development events— There will be faculty community meet-ups on wellbeing online facilitated by a small focus group. Expect some great synchronous discussions and information sessions in addition to our asynchronous chats! Over time, we hope other teach.well members will be able to offer group gatherings of their own.
  • Collaboration, coordination, and sharing— The collective resources shared by our community will be incorporated into a shareable collective resource.

 

When you join the Mighty Networks space please use your .edu email address.

For more information about this project, please reach out to to us at ctl@pratt.edu.