Foundations of Teaching




Date: Mondays, August 20 & 27, September 10 & 17 2018
Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Location: McNeill Room, 116 LaFortune Student Center (1st Floor, opposite Subway.)
Presenter(s): Paul Blaschko and Clair Mesick, Graduate Associates of the Kaneb Center


This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading, and teaching critical thinking skills. This will give first-time and early TAs a solid foundation for successful teaching in graduate school and beyond.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Communicate clear expectations
  • Prepare, structure and facilitate discussion/lab sections.
  • Grade and respond to student work.
  • Teach critical thinking skills.
What to Bring:  

Week 1 Handout Foundations Sp18

Week 2 Handout Foundations Sp18

Week 3 Handout Foundations Sp18

Week 4 Handout Foundations Sp18

In the Library:  
Online Resources:


 Certificates: Each attendance can an apply toward these graduate student/postdoc certificates:

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