TA Communication Skills

Classroom Vocabulary and Idioms: Workshop (1 session)

Description

This workshop will focus on vocabulary, idioms, and two-word verbs that are common in university classrooms. We will also focus on saying students’ (and professors’ and fellow graduate students’) names as clearly as possible. Students who come to the workshop will participate in activities and interact with each other as we review this useful vocabulary for international TAs and graduate students.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Wednesday, November 14

2:10 - 4:00 p.m.

1352 The Grove (Surge III) 

Using a Whiteboard Effectively: Workshop (1 session)

Description

The whiteboard can be a really helpful classroom tool, especially for teachers who are non-native English speakers. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for using a whiteboard effectively while teaching to help improve student comprehension and learning. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice these strategies.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Wednesday, November 28

2:10 - 4:00 p.m.

1352 The Grove (Surge III) 

TA Communication Skills: Seminar (6 sessions)

Description

In this seminar, participants will work on the skills they’ll need to be effective communicators in different situations they will encounter as graduate students and TAs.

Participants will learn strategies for building rapport with students, leading discussion sections, handling student questions, modifying language for the situation, and creating inclusive classrooms. They will also have the opportunity to practice these strategies with undergraduate students during the seminar.