TA/GA ISW May 2015

Congratulations to the graduates of the TA/GA ISW for May 2015!

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During the course of the ISW, the following ideas were generated during discussion:

Brainstorming Sessions

Effective Teaching

  • Participatory/Engagement
    • Small groups
    • Clickers
    • Polling
    • Twitter
    • Class discussion
    • Case studies
    • Brainstorm
  • Break content down into sections
  • Wrap up at the end
  • Clear – provide a map of what is going to be taught
  • Get feedback from students
    • Assignments/exams
    • Questionnaire
    • Emailing the class
    • Discussion board
    • Student presentations
  • Use real world, what if, examples
  • Use different materials such as textbook, audio or video
  • Directing content to the level of the audience
  • Put slides up before class
  • Providing resources
    • Library
    • Different books or articles for each topic
    • YouTube videos

Effective Feedback

  • Provide actionable feedback i.e. something that can be changed
  • Giving some good suggestions with criticisms
  • Provide suggestions or examples
  • Be specific or clear
  • Provide support of resources when available
  • Be clear about expectations
  • Express things as “could’ v. “should”
  • “I” statements

Strategies to engage students

How do you know students are engaged?

  • Participating
  • Asking questions
  • Eye contact
  • Nodding
  • Body language
  • Raising hands
  • Not on Facebook, YouTube or twitter
  • Engage in discussions
  • Provide feedback
  • Come to office hours

In large classes:

  • Using technology such as twitter, clickers, discussion boards
  • Preparation quiz
  • Guest lecture
  • Questioning in the slides
  • Grouping students
  • Case studies
  • Games
  • Role play
  • Group discussion
  • Think-pair-share-square
  • One-minute paper
  • Videos

In small classes:

  • Think-pair-share
  • Small group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Value-line
  • Role playing
  • Games and activities
  • Debate
  • Field trip

Through Reflection

  • Mini-assignment
  • Opinion paper
  • Think-pair-share
  • Discussions
  • Group work
  • Value-line
  • Reflective journals
  • Blogs
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