This workshop will demonstrate several different teaching strategies and techniques that you can adapt and use in your classrooms. By combining the expertise of many instructors in the design of this workshop, participants can look forward to filling their teaching toolkits!
Leading and Facilitating Discussions
This workshop will explore topics such as how to effectively engage learners in discussion, encourage equal participation, deal with conflict and disagreement, and establish criteria for assessing participation in class discussions.
Managing an Inclusive and Safe Classroom
This workshop will guide you through some of the commonly encountered conflicts in the classroom and provide you with the necessary tools to handle those situations in a professional manner. We will also discuss topics related to making your classroom a safe learning environment for all students (e.g. inviting students to share their gender pronouns, reducing anxiety of students, create opportunities to increase sense of belongingness for all students, etc.).
Grading and Assessment in Courselink
Teaching Assistants at the University of Guelph are often tasked with performing student assessments using the learning management system – CourseLink. Assessments in CourseLink can occur across many different tools such as Grades, Rubrics, Dropbox, Discussions and Quizzes. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of how to interact with each of these tools to effectively and efficiently perform student assessments in CourseLink.
Effective Grading Practices
This workshop will teach you how to implement effective grading strategies that improve student learning and increase efficiency. You will learn to develop and use a rubric to assess and give feedback on your students' work.
Teaching Perspectives Inventory
In this workshop, you will complete the online Teaching Perspective Inventory (TPI) and discuss how the 5 perspectives can inform your teaching.