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Raising awareness about mental health, disability and access in higher education. We hope to highlight the humanness of people with disabilities and health challenges, as well as provide resources related to teaching and learning. New episodes posted every other Wednesday at 12pm central. More at www.stereotype.life. #breakthestereotype #endthestigma

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Raising awareness about mental health, disability and access in higher education. We hope to highlight the humanness of people with disabilities and health challenges, as well as provide resources related to teaching and learning. New episodes posted every other Wednesday at 12pm central. More at www.stereotype.life. #breakthestereotype #endthestigma

    Kate Mohler on recognizing mental illness, self-care and accommodations / 2.2

    Kate Mohler on recognizing mental illness, self-care and accommodations / 2.2

    In this episode, we discuss
    Kate Mohler on bipolar disorder, accommodations, self-care and supporting colleagues. What is bipolar disorder like? What accommodations can we make for students. How can colleagues be more supportive?
    Highlights include:
    How have you reintegrated yourself into the campus community? (1:33)Reconciling our actions (5:23)How do we recognize signs of a mental illness both in students and in colleagues? (7:23)What can supporters do for their own self-care when supporting colleagues going through depression, mania or aggression? (12:10)What about those with the actual mental illness? What can they do for self-care? How can they avoid an episode or at least avoid it interfering with work? (14:07)Acceptance (17:04)As we know, anyone can become disabled at any time. What accommodations can be put in place in order to anticipate mental health issues? (20:00)What might an awareness campaign look like? (22:55)Can we put some kind of notice in the syllabus? What should it say? (24:43)Do you have any last advice that you’d like to give our listeners? (26:00)Resources Mentioned
    "As a Disabled Person, Embracing 'Crip Time' Helped Me Define My Own "Normal"" by Javed Avidi Foundation. https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2020/10/embracing-crip-time-lessons-from-teaching-and-learning-during-the-pandemic/"Six Ways of Looking at Crip Time" by Ellen Samuels. https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/5824/4684Price, Margaret. Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. University of Michigan Press, 2014. About Kate Mohler
    Kate Mohler earned a B.A. in English from Bemidji State University in Minnesota in 1989 and an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University in 1994. She has taught composition for Mesa Community College since 1995. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016.
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    • 28 min
    Kate Mohler on bipolar disorder, accommodations, self-care and supporting colleagues / 2.1

    Kate Mohler on bipolar disorder, accommodations, self-care and supporting colleagues / 2.1

    In this episode, we discuss
    Kate Mohler on bipolar disorder, accommodations, self-care and supporting colleagues. What is bipolar disorder like? What accommodations can we make for students. How can colleagues be more supportive?
    Highlights include:
    On bipolar disorder and her manic episodeThe importance of a support networkWhat is Crip Time?What are some accommodations we can make?Journals of PlaceResources Mentioned
    What Is Bipolar Disorder? by Helen M. Farrell. https://www.ted.com/talks/helen_m_farrell_what_is_bipolar_disorder?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare"As a Disabled Person, Embracing 'Crip Time' Helped Me Define My Own "Normal"" by Javed Avidi Foundation. https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2020/10/embracing-crip-time-lessons-from-teaching-and-learning-during-the-pandemic/"Six Ways of Looking at Crip Time" by Ellen Samuels. https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/5824/4684Price, Margaret. Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. University of Michigan Press, 2014.About Kate Mohler
    Kate Mohler earned a B.A. in English from Bemidji State University in Minnesota in 1989 and an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University in 1994. She has taught composition for Mesa Community College since 1995. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016.
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    • 21 min
    On authority, identity, and unknowability in feminist pedagogy and its intersection with disability studieswith Dr. Krista Grensavitch/ 10

    On authority, identity, and unknowability in feminist pedagogy and its intersection with disability studieswith Dr. Krista Grensavitch/ 10

    In this episode, we discuss
    Authority, identity and unknowability in the classroom, as well as the intersections of feminist pedagogy and disability studies, and incorporating objects into teaching and learning with Krista Grensavitch.
    Highlights include:
    How would you define feminist pedagogy? What might this look like in the classroom? (1:57)What is intersectional feminism? (3:53)How do you make the material personal? (5:57)How might we think about teaching in terms of creating learner communities? (12:33)What is identity and knowability in teaching? In your dissertation? (14:55)What about authority and identity? (22:19)How do we cede authority in the classroom? (24:38)What is object lesson? How can we incorporate or co-create by incorporating objects? (29:05)Where are the gaps and silences that could not, that aren’t representative, that don’t communicate the complex, lived reality of a wide breadth of identities? (37:09)Any last advice? (43:12)Resources Mentioned
    Carter, Sarah Anne. Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World. Oxford University Press., 2018. https://amzn.to/3gnKFUZAbout Dr. Krista Grensavitch
    Krista Grensavitch (she/her) earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2019. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies , also from UWM. Currently, she is a lecturer for Women’s and Gender Studies, History, and Comparative Ethnic Studies at UWM and she teaches Ethnic Studies for the M3 (pronounced M-cubed) program. Krista’s research and teaching are intimately connected; her dissertation and more recent conference presentations have addressed teaching through and with material culture (physical objects) in the higher ed classroom. She intends for her research to be applicable for and adaptable by a wide range of teachers and learners. To sustain her work as a feminist teacher, Krista enjoys spending time cooking, baking, and sharing the outcomes.


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    • 46 min
    On having lupus and the perception of attendance with Chrissy Mackey /9

    On having lupus and the perception of attendance with Chrissy Mackey /9

    In this episode, we discuss
    Having lupus, the perception of attendance and the accessibility of Dungeons & Dragons for training with Chrissy Mackey. How can we better support students who suffer from chronic autoimmune diseases? How does it affect attendance? What policies could instructors put in place in the syllabus so students could show how they are engaged in the coursework? How does gaming apply to industrial/ organizational psychology?
    Highlights include:
    What is lupus (1:28)How lupus affects life as a student (2:34)Accommodations (3:25)How can we better support students with chronic illnesses (4:51)Industrial and organization psychology (9:25)How does gaming apply (11:15)How Dungeons & Dragons can be used for training and education (14:38)How can we implement games in training & classrooms? (20:30)Resources Mentioned
    Dungeons & Dragons: https://amzn.to/3biX3EWAbout Chrissy Mackey, PhD (ABD)
    Chrissy Mackey is a PhD candidate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Ashford University, online. Her research focuses on applied gaming, specifically tabletop roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Games provide a completely safe world in which to explore different aspects of life and culture. In particular, role-playing games provide instant feedback regarding one’s choices. For more information on how she used Dungeons & Dragons and other games for training and education, please visit her instagram at @improved_initiative, or her website, plus5initiative.com.
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    • 27 min
    Co-morbid disorders and developing mindfulness and self-compassion with Karen Tang /8

    Co-morbid disorders and developing mindfulness and self-compassion with Karen Tang /8

    In this episode, we discuss

    Karen Tang on the correlation between addiction and mental health, and developing mindfulness and self-compassion.
    Highlights include:
    What is your background? How did you become interested in researching co-morbid disorders? (1:38)Who are the students or people, in general, most at risk for developing co-occurring disorders, and is there any way to prevent it? (2:24)How does college life mask mental illness and how do we identify those students? (5:48)How do we notice and mitigate burnout? (9:52)How do we create a self-care toolkit? (11:28)How can we design classes so that we as instructors help to minimize burnout? (12:55)What is mindfulness and why is it important for self-compassion? (15:27)What is meditation and how do we practice it? (22:27)How can mindfulness and meditation lead to better engagement and studying and working within the academy? (24:56)Do you have self-care tips and advice for people or for students who say that they don’t have time? (27:35)Resources Mentioned
    Headspace: Mindfulness for Everyday Life: https://www.headspace.com/About Karen Tang
    Karen Tang completed her BA (Honours) in Psychology degree at the University of Calgary and is currently in the PhD Clinical Psychology program at Dalhousie University. In her research on addiction, Karen is primarily interested in examining co-morbid disorders, specifically behavioral addictions and mental health correlates (e.g., gambling disorder and depression)—which she recently published a paper on. In the realm of health psychology, Karen is actively involved in research on chronic health conditions and the role of mindfulness and self-compassion. She hopes to combine both research interests in an upcoming study on addiction, mental health, and self-compassion. In her spare time, Karen enjoys volunteering and traveling.
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    • 35 min
    The importance of multimodality and making online classes accessible with Kristine Koyama /7

    The importance of multimodality and making online classes accessible with Kristine Koyama /7

    In this episode, we discuss

    The importance of multimodality and making online classes accessible with Kristine Koyama.
    Highlights include:
    What were the challenges and accessibility issues you faced when moving classes online amidst the pandemic? (1:32)How do we support students with different learning styles in an online format? (4:33)What are some of the tenets of creating an accessible online classroom? (7:37)How does multimodality fit with creating an online learning space? (7:37)What resources are out there for instructors who want to create a labor-based or contract-based grading system? (18:50)How do we accommodate students who have chronic illnesses who might otherwise not be able to fulfill a labor-based grading contract? (23:18)Do you have advice for instructors who aren’t familiar or comfortable with teaching online? (34:07)Resources Mentioned
    Loom: http://www.loom.comLabor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom by Asao Inoue: https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/labor/About Kristine Koyama

    Kristine Koyama is a doctoral student in the English department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received her MA at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her research focuses on the environmental humanities, particularly the racialization of the climate crisis and issues of transatlantic climate disruption. Additionally, Kristine has taught college writing courses for the past three years and is passionate about bringing issues of race and climate justice into her classroom. It is with this lens that she approaches multimodality in the classroom as an integral part of creating an equitable learning space.
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    • 40 min

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