Wednesday, November 19

Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

$10.00 ($7.00 Member)

What does it mean to embrace children’s emotional lives as productive aspects of their academic and social experiences? Whether or not they are invited, stories from life experiences, including stories of trauma, do enter classrooms and other sites of learning. Children’s deeply felt experiences can either be harnessed as resources or discouraged as distractions–a choice that has important implications for students’ opportunities to thrive.

Based on years of research with students and teachers, CU Professor Elizabeth Dutro will reveal that the stakes are high in how stories of emotional experiences are incorporated into the act of learning. Dutro will draw upon children’s voices and stories to explore questions about what it means to invite, recognize, and carry these experiences in any learning setting.