Teaching and Traumatic Events

Welcome to the Wabash Center's blog series:

Teaching and Traumatic Events 

Current events are pressing conversations about trauma and traumatic events in classrooms across higher education, not just those associated with theology and religion, and the Wabash Center is seeking to be responsive to the need for faculty conversation about the topic and to provide effective teaching resources.

Over the course of the next semester and into the summer, weekly blog posts from a team of ten writers will address this topic. We look forward to their posts and encourage comments and conversations about “Teaching and Traumatic Events.” 

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