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Student Perspectives: Supportive Teaching Through A Pandemic

In this "Student Perspectives" blog post, Naomi Agnew '20 reflects on a supportive learning experience she had in a summer theater course -- offered by The Craft Institute's Dr. Monica Ndounou -- and provides tips on how instructors can incorporate these methods into their classes.

"As a student who took courses this Summer, I can admit a couple things: 1. That these areas in my life are most definitely being affected, and 2. That these things are definitely not the easiest to foster for both students and educators. However, through a theater class I took this past summer called THEA: 10.57Dance Theater of Harlem: The Hazel Scott Project, Artist As Activist, led by Dr. Monica Ndounou and choreographer John Heginbotham, I have found that fostering that kind of supportive environment in a remote learning setting is possible with a little persistence, patience, and participation."

Naomi Agnew continues to flesh out what A Sense of Safety, specified Support, Connectedness, and Hope can provide when it comes to teacher's accommodations for students during a pandemic.


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