FLO Friday: Openness, Flexibility, and Kindness in the Classroom

Session Description: FLO Friday logo 2023

Join us for this free, one-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) webinar exploring the three qualities of an effective interpersonal communicator: openness, flexibility, and kindness. Discover their importance in enriching classroom communication experiences.  

By prioritizing these qualities, educators can establish a courageous, learner-centred environment where students feel empowered to engage authentically in learning relationships with faculty and fellow students. Explore the importance of effective communication in creating a meaningful classroom experience for all participants.  

 In this FLO Friday session, you will:  

  • Consider how positioning openness, flexibility and kindness for self and others—as learners and educators—is foundational to interpersonal communication within a classroom setting.  
  • Explore your own opportunities to nurture authentic relationships to enable potentially transformative learning experiences. 
  • Identify opportunities within your own education practice to create the necessary conditions for transformative learning environments.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly. 

About the Facilitator:

Your FLO Facilitator for this session is Tanya Pawliuk. Tanya (she/her) is an associate teaching professor in the School of Social Work and Human Service at Thompson Rivers University, located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc people. Her teaching specialties include child and youth care, and trauma-informed practice and communication. She has worked for over 25 years with children, youth, and families in the fields of permanency, adoption, and gender-based violence. She is the co-founder of the Consent Café.