Penn can be a stressful environment. Classes are challenging, and that challenge is intentional. Some stress can motivate students to finish assignments, study for exams, and participate in classes, but too much can be detrimental. In this workshop we will discuss ways to build an environment in which students can succeed while maintaining the academic rigor expected with a high-quality education. We will also discuss ways to help students who are suffering because of too much negative stress. We want all students to live up to their academic potential, and keeping students’ stress from being distress is a healthy component in allowing that.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate. Also counts as a follow-up workshop for SAS participants in TA Training.