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Classroom Management Strategies (UTSC)

September 20 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

Speaker:  Malama Tsimenis, Associate Professor—Teaching Stream, French

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Teaching assistants are often faced with problematic situations which, if not promptly addressed, can destabilize the classroom environment and ruin both the students’ learning experience and the TAs’ teaching experience. Students refusing to participate in class discussions or to do the assigned homework; not answering to questions asked; being systematically late or not coming to tutorials; disrupting their classmates; contesting the TA’s authority; contesting grades, etc., are only a few of these problems. In this interactive workshop, TAs will be given useful tips on how to effectively respond to these challenges without getting disillusioned in the teaching process and without compromising their relationship with their students. Strategies to avoid/prevent these situations from happening in the first place will also be discussed.