Successful teachers make it a priority to critically reflect on their teaching by tapping into the many evaluation tools available to us. In this workshop, we'll explore how teaching assistants can get evaluations of their teaching from supervisors, peers, students, and others. We'll talk about whom to ask for feedback, when to ask, and how. You'll work in groups to analyze both formal and informal feedback tools, discuss how to incorporate them into your teaching, and consider how to interpret and make use of evaluations you receive.
Do you need some dedicated time to compete your IDP? Would you benefit from feedback on your proposed activities? Attend the Foundations IDP drop-in lab!
Open to all current Professional Skills Foundations participants (those who have completed a Professional Skills Foundations introductory workshop), this drop-in lab offers an opportunity to work on your IDP (Individual Development Plan) and receive feedback or help brainstorming activities and workshops.
As instructors, we strive to create learning activities that actively engage students and help strengthen their learning. However, many of us have been met with a lack of enthusiasm and participation from the students, which can temper our own enthusiasm. How can we create a positive learning environment that will foster interest and participation from our students? In this workshop, we will briefly introduce different forms of motivation. You will then work in small groups to discuss various elements that affect student motivation.