Matthew Cheney describes Cruelty-Free Syllabi on episode 296 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
Quotes from the episode
A lot of my work, a lot of my career, and a lot of the moments that were most tense were moments where I had forgotten to trust students.
Respect students as human beings.
Students don’t enter a classroom immediately trusting a teacher.
We get used to a bureaucratic academic language that we oftentimes just inherit .