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

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.  She 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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