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GET SET Discussion Series: "Coffee and Conversation"

We provide coffee and cookies and you bring the conversations!

What is it?

An informal discussion series, facilitated by CTI graduate fellows, provides all Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants and Postdocs with the opportunity to network and talk about teaching-related issues.

These sessions are limited to 20 participants. Register for the Spring 2018 GET SET Discussions now!

Semester Topics


Past topics have included:

  • Keeping Students Engaged - Beyond the First Day of Class (Monday, Feb 15)
  • Balancing Your Responsibilities as a TA (Tuesday, Feb 23)
  • Addressing Diversity in the Classroom (Monday, March 7)
  • Motivating Students to Take Charge of their Learning (Sunday, March 13)
  • Integrating Teaching and Research in Your Portfolio (Wednesday, March 23)
  • Developing your Identity as an Instructor (Tuesday, April 12)
  • Creating an Engaging Classroom
  • Assessing Learning and Teaching
  • Examining Course Design
  • Enhancing Teaching with Technology
  • Developing a Professional Identity in Teaching
  • Exploring Innovative Approaches in Pedagogy
  • Facilitating Class Discussions with Confidence
  • Developing Your Identity as an Instructor
  • Supporting Your Struggling Students
  • Integrating Teaching and Research in Your Portfolio
  • Addressing Diversity in the Classroom
  • Valuing Reflective Practice in Teaching
  • Keeping Students Engaged - Beyond the First Day of Class
  • Effectively Managing Challenging Classroom Situations
  • Designing and Managing Group Work
  • Grading Without Losing Your Mind
  • Developing your Identity as an Instructor
  • Balancing Your Responsibilities as a TA
  • Strategies to Succeed as a TA
  • Gathering and Using Student Feedback
  • Organizing and Managing Your Time while Teaching
  • Motivating Students to Take Charge of Their Learning
  • Using Mini-Lectures to Engage Students
  • Understanding Academic Accommodations: Impact of Personal Challenges on Learning
  • Diverse Students: Understanding Who and How You Teach Today
  • Engaging Students: Dramatizing Your Teaching
  • What Students Think of You: Gathering and Using Student Feedback
  • Making a Good Impression: Brainstorming ideas for the First Day of Class
  • Strategies for Teaching Laboratory Classes
  • The Best Ever TA: Benefits of Successful Classroom Engagement
  • Inclusive Classroom: Making Your Teaching Accessible to All
  • Building Rapport in the Classroom
  • Motivating Your Students to Learn
  • Tips to Organize Your Teaching in Class
  • Strategies to Support Your Struggling Students
  • Developing Your Professional Portfolio

 

And more!

If you have questions or suggestions for new discussion topics, please contact us at cornellcti@cornell.edu.

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