Teaching a recitation for a course has a unique set of hurdles. Occasionally, the professor in charge of the class will lay out goals, aims, and topics for your recitation. Often, however, you will have to determine what your students need to consider without such guidance. A recitation section ideally complements the trajectory of the course, and so must both grapple with fundamental issues and further the goals of a course as a whole. This workshop with Professor Jeremy McInerney will discuss how to design and lead a recitation section. Our main focus will be on how to create a community of active learners through a variety of teaching techniques. What techniques can we use to get students focused and speaking to each other about the intellectual endeavor of our course? If you have never led a recitation or are curious about ways to improve your recitations, join us for lunch with Professor McInerney as he discusses some tried and true methods for engaging students.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Ancient History department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.