Brave Space-a classroom environment that acknowledges the challenges that both students and faculty have when attempting to have discussion around difficult and/or sensitive topics such as race, power, privilege and the various forms of oppression for the purpose of learning. Brave Spaces are created when both students and faculty commit to actively engaging in the 6 Pillars of a Brave Space.
The 6 Pillars of a Brave Space speaks to the struggle with creating “safety” in a classroom and recognizes the humanness of all involved and the need for individual and collective responsibility and accountability. The 6 Pillars provide a framework for much of the Teaching Support Program.
The 6 Pillars of a Brave Space
To learn more about how to create a brave space using the 6 Pillars in your classroom attend a peer coaching circle, schedule a coaching session or a classroom observation