Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop

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Tips for graduate teaching assistants to teach effectively on ground and online from Dr. Michael M. Grant.

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop

  1. 1. Michael M. Grant, PhD mgrant2@memphis.edu http://viral-notebook.com Michael M. Grant 2012 On Ground & Online Tips for Teaching Effectively
  2. 2. Michael M. Grant Instructional Design & Technology http://viral-notebook.com @michaelmgrant
  3. 3. http://viral-notebook.com
  4. 4. http://bit.ly/gtaworkshop Get it all here!
  5. 5. Who likes learning new stuff?
  6. 6. Who likes school?
  7. 7. We’ve got to change that! It’s up to me & you!
  8. 8. 4 Things to Tackle • Setting student expectations • Tips for managing a course •What value am I adding? • The pledge
  9. 9. Michael M. Grant 2013
  10. 10. Setting Student Expectations
  11. 11. Expectations for Access
  12. 12. Introductory Email Don’t  worry.   The  full  text  is  on  the   site  for  you.   Collabora7on  with  Lee  Allen,  Trey  Mar7ndale  &  Clif  Mims.  
  13. 13. Mirror your syllabus.
  14. 14. Specify expectations for professional communications. Bonus Tip! Use an email rule to filter your course emails.
  15. 15. Tips for Managing a Course
  16. 16. Image  from  ~FreeBirD®~  at  flickr.com   Groups v. Individuals
  17. 17. Flipped Classroom Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarvodaya/3861823/
  18. 18. Image  from  Stephen  Poff  at  flickr.com   CSMs
  19. 19. Image  from  ~FreeBirD®~  at  flickr.com   Emailing Your Class http://bit.ly/email_your_class
  20. 20. Use a Modular Syllabus
  21. 21. http://viralnotebook.pbworks.com
  22. 22. What value am I adding?
  23. 23. Image  from  C.  Barabanov  at  flickr.com  
  24. 24. Image  from  C.  Barabanov  at  flickr.com  
  25. 25. If they can Google it, why do they need you? http://historytech.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/if-they-can-google-it-why-do-they-need-you/
  26. 26. Use feedback. Make adjustments. Which  resource  was  most  valuable  to  your  learning?   ____  Class  lectures   ____  Reading  the  book   ____  Working  the  homework  examples   ____  Small  groups   ____  Handouts  on  UMdrive,  eCourseware,  Dropbox  
  27. 27. For whom & what purpose is the Powerpoint? Are they a crutch for you? Are they a learning aid for your students? Are they your handouts if a student is absent? Do they help you add value or do they make you redundant?
  28. 28. “What annoys you about bad PowerPoint presentations?” The  speaker  read  the  slides  to  us.   Text  is  too  small.   The  speaker  has  chosen  a  poor  color.   Slides  have  full  sentences.   62%   47%   43%   39%   Adapted  from  the  following:  Slide  courtesy  of  Edward  Fidgeon  Kavanaghat  slideshare.net.     Data  from  David  Paradi,  Guide  to  Powerpoint.  
  29. 29. Stop the madness. Image  from  guidosportaal  at  flickr.com  
  30. 30. @jessedee “Steal this presentation!” http://ow.ly/2tT2n
  31. 31. Before Slide  courtesy  of  T.  Galvez  at  slideshare.net  
  32. 32. After Slide  courtesy  of  T.  Galvez  at  slideshare.net  
  33. 33. Slide  courtesy  of  Intrepidteacher  at  h_p://www.slideshare.net/Intrepidteacher/knowingtheworldwelivein  
  34. 34. I do so solemnly swear… Image  from  Inmezz  at  flickr.com  
  35. 35. 4 Things to Remember • Setting student expectations • Tips for managing a course •What value am I adding? • The pledge
  36. 36. Michael  M.  Grant   h_p://bit.ly/gtaworkshop  
  37. 37. Michael  M.  Grant  2013  

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