Category Archives: TA Mentor News
“Art of Conversation: Facilitating Discussions.”
“You are all invited to attend and participate in next week’s TA Training workshop, entitled “Art of Conversation: Facilitating Discussions.” Professors Brian Johnson and Sarah Brouillette will join us in a conversation about preparing for class discussions and encouraging student participation. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, the 18th of September, at 6 pm in the Gordon Wood Lounge (the room next to the English Department).”
First Impressions, Standards, Attitudes, and Guidance: Summary of Discussions
The first workshop of the semester was quite the mixture of lighthearted anecdote sharing and serious reflection. Chris Kerr, Alex Grammatikos, and Adrien Robertson joined me and the English Department’s first year Teaching Assistants in a discussion of the attitudes, expectations, and tone that TAs may bring and/or encounter in the classroom.