Thriving in the Classroom

Thriving in the Classroom is a toolkit designed to support postsecondary educators in promoting student wellbeing and resilience in the virtual, or in-person classroom.

We know classrooms are the one place where we have the opportunity to reach all students, and that faculty and instructors are invaluable contributors to student learning and development. We have an immense opportunity to build classroom conditions that remove barriers, and maximize students’ potential to thrive.

Thriving in the Classroom identifies four kinds of resilience grounded in research and evidence-based practices: community resilience, personal resilience, academic resilience, and career resilience. The toolkit offers practical resources which can easily be inserted directly into your curriculum, resources to support you in designing curriculum and utilizing pedagogical approaches that promote resilience, as well as in depth research for those interested in learning more about student resilience.

The toolkit was developed by a diverse team of postsecondary faculty, mental health professionals, learning experts, and community partners at Colleges and Universities across Ontario (Centennial College, Humber College, Sheridan College, Trent University, The University of Toronto – OISE, Western University – Ivey School of Business, Ryerson (X) University, and the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health), with generous funding support from eCampus Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy.