Teaching and Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students this Friday, April 5th

Please join the CTL for First Fridays, monthly workshops on teaching and professional development for graduate students.
This Friday, April 5th, 12:30-1:30pm in Gerberding Hall Suite 100.

"But you’re just the TA!": Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Student Interactions

Teaching is a hard job, and graduate students face particular challenges as teachers and teaching assistants, ranging from grade complaints to students challenging our authority in the classroom. In this workshop, we will role-play to develop concrete strategies for addressing challenging and awkward moments when we interact with students in the classroom, office hours, and email.

Facilitated by: Ariel Wetzel, a Ph.D. candidate in English literature. Ariel teaches both writing and literature, and has been fielding awkward conversations with students for over five years as a graduate instructor.

For more information about upcoming workshops, please visit: http://www.washington.edu/teaching/programs/first-fridays-for-graduate-students/

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Calla Chancellor, PhD.
Instructional Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Washington, Seattle
100 Gerberding Hall—Box 351265
Seattle, WA 98195-1265

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think
critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the true goal of

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Purpose of Education" (1947)

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