Helping students recognize, learn from classroom incivility

October 11, 2016

“One of the most pervasive topics of concern and frustration that I address in my workshops with faculty members and graduate teaching assistants is classroom incivility,” writes Courtney Wright for Inside Higher Ed. Wright argues that instructors will often unintentionally escalate incivility due to their misguided efforts to “regulate” incivility instead of using it to create teachable moments. Wright offers a series of tips for how instructors can reframe incivility in order to better address and channel it. These include paying attention to the features of incivility, considering the intentions and diverse motivations behind incivility, and remembering that external factors can incite incivility in the classroom. Inside Higher Ed