Presentation on theme: "TEAK/TA Teaching Workshop"— Presentation transcript:
1 TEAK/TA Teaching Workshop Session 1: Introduction and Classroom ManagementDr. Elizabeth DeBartolo, Mechanical EngineeringDr. Margaret Bailey, Mechanical EngineeringSarah Cass, RIT Teaching and Learning Center
2 Introductions… Take 1 minute to write down: Meet the class… Your name A topic you’d like to practice teachingA list of things you know about teaching and a list of things you’d like to learn about teachingMeet the class…Name, year, major, why are you here, etc.Teaching topic10 minutes total
3 Session Activities…Introduction to TEAK and this teaching workshop, basic classroom managementObjectives:Be aware of the objectives of TEAK and this workshopKnow your audienceLearn some techniques for setting the stage in your classroom
4 What is The TEAK Project? Provide opportunities for KGCOE students to enhance their understanding of engineering by teaching othersProvide opportunities for KGCOE students to improve their communication skills and confidenceCreate a series of portable kits and web-based activities to introduce middle school students to engineering.
5 Why this workshop? Provide participants basic teaching skills Apply in middle school classrooms (TEAK)Apply in RIT classes/labs (TA)Apply in outreach eventsApply in your careerPractice teaching exercise(s) and get feedback from an audience of your peersRecord and watch video of yourself teaching
6 Expectations Everyone participates – small groups and full class Ask questionsBe respectfulBe constructive
7 Setting the Stage Planning the event Room setup Warm-up Activity Introduce YourselfA dinner party analogy:Plan the event, set up the room, have appetizers and then start dinner.For class:Plan out lecture/activities, set up the room/board with an agenda or similar, do a warm-up activity, then start the lesson
8 Setting the Stage Setting the classroom environment AttitudePresenceVoiceToneSetting expectations/classroom behaviorTraffic Light (how to stop and ask questions)Parking Lot (what happens to questions)Setting the environment: these different aspects of your presence in the room can influence how the class behaves.Setting expectations for behavior – can help with discipline, getting even shy students to participate.
9 Warm-ups How did we start this morning? What did it achieve? (hopefully…)Why bother?Some ideas…Helps people get used to being an active participant when there’s not much at stake.Ball toss, question and give name (Ex. What did you have for dinner last night?)Pass an object, have participants do something different with it.Name Memory, have everyone say an adjective plus her name, but the adjective must begin with the same letter…for example, Daring David, Ridiculous Rick, Wonderful Wendy, etc. Repeat all names –then self.Ball tossFor more ideas:
10 Activity: Applying Techniques to Your Lessons Directions:List some expectations you have for your class and ideas for conveying them?How can you get your class “warmed up” and ready to learn?3 minutes to think, 2 minutes to share.
11 Know Your Audience!From The Art of War: “Know your enemy, know yourself, and in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.”How many of you have read…Your lecture or lab isn’t a battle…The student isn’t the enemy…You’re not REALLY in peril…But Sun Tzu knew what he was talking about!
12 Who is your audience?Take 30 seconds to write down your potential audience(s).Based on the title of your chosen topic/field, are there any words in there that your audience won’t recognize? How about……a middle-school student?…a high school student?…a 1st or 2nd year RIT student?Have we used any terms in this session that you don’t understand?Think about the 1-minute summary of your project that you gave when you think of words that people won’t recognize. Link to up-goer 5 text editor:1-2 minutes total – brief discussion
13 How much time do you have? Not time in class…time when you’ve got your group’s attention!Varies by age and interest in the subject.Not too long for any group!Discuss more in a later session…
14 Activity: Applying Techniques to Your Lessons Directions:Come up with a list of words you shouldn’t assume your audience already knows. (2 min)Get input from a neighbor once you’ve done your own assessment.Share with group.2 minutes to think, 1 minute to compare, 2 minutes to share
15 Support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program under Award No. DUE Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.