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Advice for when tragedy intersects with teaching.

Let’s Talk Teaching: When Crisis Strikes Your Class

What do you do when tragedy strikes and you lose a student? A colleague?

No one expects you to be a counselor, and you’re not alone. In this week’s episode of Let’s Talk Teaching, we continue our discussion from earlier in the semester about “teaching in times of crisis.” Learn ways to cope with crisis that occurs on a more immediate, personal level for you and your students.

Discover links to some of the resources discussed in this episode on the show page.

Let’s Talk Teaching is a free podcast for instructors at the Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to past episodes and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to