Helping Students Cope with Challenging Times
The resources below include tools and resources to help faculty and instructors support students through challenging times.
Acknowledging Difficult Times
Students have shared that they find it valuable when faculty and staff check in and acknowledge when big events happen at MIT and in the world. When possible, they appreciate some time to discuss their feelings and reactions. We’ve compiled these tips and resources to help you facilitate these conversations with your students.
- Quick Advice for Talking to a Class After a Tragedy or a Loss
- Tips for Leading Productive Community Conversations
- Sample Meeting Agendas with Students and Classes
If you lead a department or a team, your colleagues may also want space to discuss their feelings and reactions. The resource below helps you structure this conversation.
It may not always be possible to facilitate a gathering for students to discuss their feelings and reactions. If not, we encourage you to use the communication templates below to reach out to students to check in and acknowledge the events and check in.