There are a few seats left for the Improf workshop on Thursday, March 28th.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot at this event! Lunch will be served.
ImProf: How the Basics of Comedy Improvisation can Help Your Teaching*
Erin Striff, English and Modern Languages, A&S
Thursday, March 28th, 12:15p-1:45p
As professors, we may be most comfortable when we take control of the classroom, but it doesn’t always work out the way we planned. The first rule improvisers learn is to look for opportunities to say “yes and…” building on the ideas of others in order to create something that’s shared. Improv can help us adapt to the unexpected, fully listen to others and allow our students and ourselves to “fail forward.” You don’t have to be funny to learn from this active workshop—just willing to take a few risks.
*Co-sponsored by 2018-2020 Harry Jack Gray Distinguished Teaching Humanist, Prof. Erin Striff