Who’s In Charge Here? Strategies for Managing a Classroom
Monday, August 31st, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Laboratory Sciences 250
What are the factors that shape perceptions of a TA’s authority and how can you use your authority to create and maintain an inclusive, challenging, and fair classroom environment? Participation in this interactive workshop will help graduate-student TAs develop expertise in
Anticipating the diverse perspectives about teaching, learning, and authority that students (and TAs) bring into the classroom.
Establishing a teaching persona that will facilitate managing a classroom or laboratory, enforcing course policies, and promoting a fair and respectful learning environment.
Communicating and maintaining clear expectations for student conduct, participation, and interaction.
Presenter: Denise Leonard, Ph.D., Assistant Director, The Teaching Center
This workshop is offered twice. Each TA should register for one session: August 31 (Danforth Campus) or September 3 (Medical Campus).
Participation in this workshop series satisfies departmental TA-Training requirements and the introductory-level training requirement for the Teaching Citation program. TAs in departments that require attendance at these TA-Training workshops have priority to register. These workshops are for Washington University graduate students.