As Teaching Assistants (TAs), you have a unique opportunity to be a bridge for students between the concepts they learn in lecture, and their own lives. It isn't always an easy connection to make, but by developing a learner-led environment focused on supporting and engaging independent thinking, you (and your students!) will be up to the challenge. This workshop will explore some of the best practices that you can put in place as a TA to make that connection for your students.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe a learner-led environment
- Apply some evidence-based strategies that support student engagement
- Identify some of the attributes, aptitudes and attitudes that contribute to being a great TA
This workshop can be used toward the 2017-2018 Emerging Teachers Development Certificate Program.