Meeting Your Goals for Interaction in the Classroom
TAs often have goals related to interacting with students in the classroom, such as getting students to raise their hand and participate more, getting the students to talk to each other during discussions, and ensuring that all students feel comfortable participating. Different types of class structure (e.g. primarily lecture versus primarily discussion versus active learning) and instructor preferences can lead to different types of goals for interaction in the classroom, but the process of articulating these goals and understanding how to meet them is similar. This workshop will cover that process, allowing workshop attendees to focus on the type of classroom interaction that they want, taking attendees through a step-by-step method for developing and achieving their goals. This process will begin by probing the purpose of interaction with or between students in class. The workshop will cycle through personal reflection, small-group, and large-group discussion.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.