Trauma-Informed Teaching (CTE2271)

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Location: In-person (LIB 323 - Learning Lab)
Facilitator: Serena McDiarmid (CTE)

Workshop description

In this workshop, you will learn about trauma-informed pedagogy: teaching practices that are informed by an understanding of trauma, its prevalence, and its impact on learning. We will discuss some strategies you can take as a TA to support all students, especially those who have experienced trauma.

Participants with and without trauma experience are welcome to attend and connect. While discussions on the topic of trauma can be difficult, you won’t be asked to share your personal experiences and you are invited to take a break at any time throughout the workshop.

Workshop delivery

This session will take place on the Waterloo campus in Dana Porter Library, LIB 323 - Learning Lab.



    This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


    The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.