Kate Nonesuch on Trigger Warnings

Kate Nonesuch on Trigger Warnings

Kate Nonesuch on Trigger Warnings

Date posted: June 18, 2015

Trigger warnings are statements at the start of a piece of writing, TV show, movie or video alerting you to the possibility that the content might be distressing.

In her latest blog post, Kate Nonesuch talks about balancing using difficult material in the classroom with respecting students’ lived experience.

Real lives are tough; sometimes an article, story, or picture wakens a memory that has lain for years half buried in a student’s mind. That trigger causes a reaction that interferes with the purpose both you and the student agree is the reason for the class: learning particular skills, particular content, working towards a successful exit from the class. — Kate Nonesuch

Read the rest of the blogpost to see how Kate involved her students in previewing material and deciding whether to use it in the classroom. The full blog post is here.

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