“Cultivating Compassion: Mindful Actions for Empowering Tutors to Engage with Difficult Ideas”

Presented at the 2018 Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference

When we meet writers whose papers contain harmful language or ideas, it is important to help them become more critical of those ideas. However, this labor comes with a heavy burden. This presentation suggested mindfulness practices to alleviate this burden by empowering tutors to approach writers with courage and compassion.