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TA and PostDoc Series: Teaching Inclusively: Creating a Climate for Learning

The pedagogical choices we make as instructors can have a major impact on the climate for learning in our classrooms. Join us as we explore instructional strategies that promote learning success through intentional course design. Inclusive teaching strategies strengthen the performance of all students and also function to lessen the generational divide in academic expectations.

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TA and PostDoc Series: Lunch, and Teaching Philosophy Review

Let’s refine our teaching philosophies through the use of peer feedback. You will also have the added benefit of viewing a variety of different types of philosophies through this process. Bring two copies of your completed teaching philosophy and a keen eye!

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TA and PostDoc Series: Interactive Lecturer

How can you engage students during your lecture? Find out how to use discussion, humor and organizational strategies to deliver a dynamic lecture.

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TA and PostDoc Series: Motivating Students to Prepare for and Participate in Class

In this workshop, we’ll discuss principles of motivation and how we can encourage students to better prepare for and participate in class.

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Engaging Students on Snow Days

Faculty often lose class days due to university closure and/or delay during the first part of Spring semester. When classes are cancelled right before an exam or major project, you might consider providing an alternative activity to keep students on track for success. This low-technology workshop will include tips from faculty on Snow Day preparation, communicating expectations to students, and ideas for an alternative lesson plan with student engagement in mind.

We will discuss both asynchronous and live, synchronous activity ideas. Resources and handouts on technologies available at Wake Forest will be provided. Visit go.wfu.edu/SnowDay for a list of technologies.

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TA and PostDoc Series: Dealing with Challenging Students

We’ve all experienced them -- “challenging” students. During this session, we’ll take a case study approach, examining various types of difficult students and situations, and generate ideas as a group for appropriately handling them. Bring your own challenges and experiences to share!

The Teaching and Learning Center's New Instructor Workshops are specifically designed to target the needs of post docs and teaching assistants on both the Reynolda and Bowman Gray Campuses.

 

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TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 1

If you intend to apply for academic positions, it is likely that you will be asked to submit your philosophy of teaching statement as part of your application. During this session, we’ll examine sample philosophies and evaluate them using a rubric developed at the University of Michigan. We will also discuss format and style expectations and you will begin articulating your ideas and values around teaching. This will assist you in crafting a teaching philosophy that effectively communicates who you are as a teacher.

 

The Teaching and Learning Center's New Instructor Workshops are specifically designed to target the needs of post docs and teaching assistants on both the Reynolda and Bowman Gray Campuses.

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TLC Workshop: It's About the Learning, Not the Grade!

How can we help students shift their focus from grades to learning? Using what we know about student motivation and metacognition, we will examine several strategies that can move students to engage more meaningfully with assignments, projects, papers, and exams.Learn More »

Panel: Engaging with Active Learning Classrooms: How My Teaching Has Changed

Whiteboards, colorful chairs and desks, wireless technology, movable everything--some of Wake Forest's newly renovated classrooms look more like office space at Google than they do traditional classrooms. How have such new spaces changed and challenged our teaching? How have they engaged students and fostered collaborative, active learning? Attend this informal panel to hear professors across the College offer their experiences teaching in newly renovated spaces on campus and what we may transfer as new pedagogical practices into any classroom.

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TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 2

During this second session, we’ll refine our teaching philosophies through the use of peer feedback from other attendees. You’ll also have the added benefit of viewing a variety of different types of philosophies through this process. Bring your completed teaching philosophy and a keen eye!

 

The Teaching and Learning Center's New Instructor Workshops are specifically designed to target the needs of post docs and teaching assistants on both the Reynolda and Bowman Gray Campuses.

Learn More »