Presentation on theme: "It’s not them, it’s you: Teaching Incrementally (just put in the effort) Aneeta Rattan and Shantal Marshall TA Training Workshop September 19, 2007."— Presentation transcript:
It’s not them, it’s you: Teaching Incrementally (just put in the effort) Aneeta Rattan and Shantal Marshall TA Training Workshop September 19, 2007
Ask yourself… What would you like to see in your end-of- quarter teaching evals?
Theories of Intelligence Entity/Fixed Intelligence = Fixed trait, focus on ability Helpless response = “This is no fun!” “I give up” Incremental/Growth Intelligence = Malleable quality, focus on effort Mastery-oriented response = “I love a challenge” Consequences To performance, sense of belonging, future interest
Thoughts to watch out for… That student is so smart! This student just doesn’t really get it I’ve already explained this as best as I can This subject (stats) is either something you get or don’t It’s their responsibility to learn this If they don’t get it, I’m sure they’ll come to OH
Your mission as a TA: Be a LEARNING assistant for your students! Take the time to explain good learning strategies Go beyond just presenting the material! Check up on them
How to teach incrementally Lesson plans Using the materials around you Asking questions Feedback - how to praise (and criticize)
Letting your students teach too You are not the only teacher in the room Pair up students strategically Pick on everyone in the room Group work
Take home points Teach incrementally: Effort instead of intelligence Be a learning assistant Plan how to be an incremental teacher Let the students teach each other You can do it…just put in the effort!!