Stress and Pain 

Attendance and Participation


This class is best described as a hybrid. We will zoom in together for 30 minutes once a week on Thursdays from 2:30-3:00. Apart from this, there will be roughly 2 hours of pre-recorded material for you to watch on your own time each week.

Why do we need to meet at all? Because I want to get to know you as much as I can and I believe that meeting together will increase your involvement in the class. This will facilitate learning.

What if I miss a Thursday Zoom session?

Our zoom sessions will be recorded and I will provide a link to each in a Canvas announcement. But you should make every effort to attend and participate "live" for two reasons: 1. I cannot guarantee there will be no technical issues that might interfere with the recording, 2. You get out of something what you put into it. If you don't contribute by sharing your thoughts and asking questions - these sessions will not be as valuable as they could have been.

To prepare for each Thursday's Zoom

I will have a discussion board posted to Canvas for each of the zoom sessions. No later than the Monday before our Zoom session, you need to either 1) post a question (that has not already been posted) on the material we have covered thus far or 2) indicate that you will share a 1-2 minute story with the class - a story that is relevant to the material we are covering.

What if I don't post a question or my intent to share a story to the discussion board?

There will be 12 posting opportunities. I will drop your two lowest scores.