NO DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS OR PROSY BORES: TEACH AN EFFECTIVE AND FUN FIRST DAY
Elspeth Dusinberre, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of Classics
The first day of class can be scary - or tedious - but it really matters! It needs to clarify course objectives, demonstrate your competence to help your students learn, and help the students understand your requirements and expectations. It also allows you to learn who is taking your course and why, and lets the students learn a little about what kind of person and teacher you are as well as about who else is taking the course.
This workshop will explore different ways to create positive first impressions, to introduce yourself effectively, to clarify your learning objectives and expectations, and to inform the students of your course requirements. We will also talk about ways to help the students learn about each other, how to gauge their knowledge and motivation, and how to set the tone for the course. And we will talk about ways to make all of this not only engaging and effective, whetting the students' appetite for the rest of the semester, but also fun - it turns out it's not impossible.
Participation in FTEP Workshops and Symposias is open to Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors, Senior Instructors and Scholars-in-Residence, as per your official HR Job Class.
Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30 pm
This event will be held in ATLAS 100