Guiding Class Discussions

Event Date & Time

  • August 22, 2016
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

In many disciplines “Discussions” are a critical component of the curriculum. They can be short or long (or somewhere in the middle) and held in different forms to tackle a challenging topic or to share opinions and views, while being a wonderful interactive asset in your classroom that keeps everyone involved. But, how do you facilitate as a TA a discussion effectively to stay on track, to motivate all students to speak and to balance student participation at the same time? Please join us for this interactive workshop to explore and learn more about these topics. 

Facilitator: Katharina Rothe

TA Summer Institute Theme – Managing Your Workload

Graduate students have many competing demands on their time and energy – not just TAing, but research, coursework, professional development, preparing for a career, and maybe even having a life beyond the university! All of the workshops specifically offered for TAs during the Summer Institute will include support to help you manage your workload as a TA – whether it is dealing with time management, stress, or just planning out your work. You can be an excellent TA while at the same time having space for other aspects of your life

This event is part of our CTLT Summer Institute. For more Institute events, please click here. If you are unable to register for this event, please register for the waitlist here.