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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.”