Leading Discussions: Tutorials, Labs, & Lectures – January 18, 2024

Event Date & Time

  • January 18, 2024
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

This event is part of the TA Institute, taking place from January 15-19, 2024


Eligibility: The TA Institute is open to all undergraduate TAs, graduate students who are interested in teaching, and all graduate student TAs. This session is not open to general staff or faculty.

What can engaging discussions provide in a lesson? How may they benefit your learners and yourself as the instructor? In this workshop, we will explore the fundamental strategies of leading discussions in a variety of formats (tutorials, labs, and lectures of various sizes, both in-person and online). We will also invite you to share your concerns (based on real experiences or hypothetical situations) about challenging classroom situations that may arise, and how to address them.


  • Brooke Hoppstock-Mattson, PhD Candidate, Dept of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences


If you wish to complete this workshop as part of either of the themes below to receive a Letter of Completion, you must complete a theme completion form by January 24th, 2024 at 11:59 PM (only complete this form onceā€”make sure to indicate all themes and all sessions that you have completed).

Click HERE to access the theme completion form.

This session falls into the following themes:

  • Experiential and Transformative Learning
  • Fundamentals of TAship

TA Institute

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 3 themes. If you complete all the workshops in a theme, and submit a theme completion form, you are eligible for a Letter of Completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. The Letter of Completion will include a brief description of the theme(s) that you completed, and how the work you did in the theme(s) support your development as a teacher.