Consistent successful teaching requires preparation outside of class, although the nature of this preparation can take different forms. Regardless of the form of your lesson plan, good preparation provides a structure that students feel supported by, and that helps you teach effectively and comfortably. This workshop discusses different ways to prepare for recitations and classes and the many forms a lesson plan might take. We will discuss how to successfully execute our plans, different techniques to communicate class structure and goals effectively to students, and how lesson planning can help with improving classroom dynamics and time efficiency. This workshop also acknowledges that even the best laid plans may go awry, and so we will also investigate how lesson plans can also open up space for flexibility, how to adapt in the moment if circumstances change, and how planning may be streamlined over the semester.
Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate. Also counts as a follow-up workshop for SAS participants in TA Training.