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First day first class v1


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First day first class v1

  1. 1. First Day First Class Welcome everybody Facilitator: Mike Crossan
  2. 2. Outcomes• Review “Good tutor” attributes• Look at a recommended checklist for (new) tutors – first class• Examine some strategies that can help you as a new tutor(these are good for old hands as well)
  3. 3. First day First class• How many times can you make a first impression?• Why is the first impression important?
  4. 4. First day First classThink of your students that you currently have (or are about tohave) and list all the bad behaviours they may display in yourclassroom you can think of. At the top of the page write “As a tutor I will not:……”
  5. 5. First day First class• Research by the University of Queensland has shown that based on student responses there are a few key factors that make a good tutor . What do you think they are?
  6. 6. First day First class what to do• Get organised (find out where the room is, make sure it has the things you need in it, organise materials, whiteboard pens, etc).• Prepare material thoroughly (read the material and think about it – what questions would you ask about it, etc).• Dress and behave appropriately (dress to assert authority and credibility, and behave in a professional manner at all times).• Prepare an icebreaker activity (get to know the students, and allow them to get to know you)• Make a strong start (be aware that nerves will be worst at the beginning – have some strategies to cope with these - overheads with information on them such as your name and contact details, an outline of the tutorial session and objectives, what’s going to happen, etc, - take a deep breath, it won’t be as bad as you think!).
  7. 7. First day First class• Talk to your group about your expectations of them, and ask about what expectations they have of you. Consider getting the group to establish a set of ground-rules for their class.• Facilitate the class/tutorial session, don’t dominate. (W)• Question skilfully. (W)• Be aware of diversity and inclusiveness issues. (W)• Be prepared with some strategies for dealing with challenging students. (W)• Have something in you back pocket (for emergencies)(PLEASE NOTE: (W) = Workshop provided by Capability Development – refer to schedule of workshopsonline)
  8. 8. First day First class Charades Recap 2 volunteersModel poor and great behaviour at the same time.You have to guess what behaviour it is.
  9. 9. Thank you• Tell us what you thought