Classroom Delivery Skills (CTE1226)

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Location Update (as of January 25 at 5 p.m.): this workshop has been moved online (Zoom) due to the inclement weather.

Facilitator:  Keqi Shu (CTE) and Shannon Lodoen (CTE)

Workshop description

This interactive workshop will provide teaching assistants with the techniques and confidence to effectively deliver an engaging lesson in the classroom. Topics covered in this workshop include: (i) methods for structuring your delivery, (ii) developing visual aids, (ii) strategies for preparation, (iv) dealing with nerves and anxiety and (iv) tips for engaging your students throughout the lesson.

You'll have the opportunity to practice your in-person teaching skills with a mini-presentation to a small group of peers. This session will be particularly helpful in preparing you for microteaching sessions in the Fundamentals of University Teaching program.

This workshop is offered on campus to allow you to practice in-person teaching skills or to model best practices for in-person teaching.

Workshop delivery

NOTE (as of January 25, 2023 at 5 p.m.): this workshop, which was originally planned for in-person, has been moved online to Zoom, due to inclement weather.


  • Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your acccount first)

  • Participants will receive an attendance credit towards the Fundamentals program if they stay for the full live session.
  • We recommend taking this workshop before your first microteaching session.


This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.