U of A Introduces the Oops/Ouch Method to Students

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Personal and Group Affirmation: Creating a safe space for students for engaging in dialogue about challenging topics is vital in promoting positive intergroup interactions. Some ground rulesmight include:

• One Diva, One Mic: Do not interrupt others. Only one speaker should talk at a time

• Confidentiality: Encourage students to continue these conversations outside of class with their peers; however, make sure that students do not disclose the names of students who shared in class. In other words, they can share the idea without saying whose idea it was.

• Oops/ouch: If a student feels hurt or offended by another student’s comment, the hurt student can say “ouch.” In acknowledgement, the student who made the hurtful commentsays “oops.” 

Read the full Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom guidelines

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