- — Dr Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:02:16I'm about to give a presentation to new tutors. Want to demo power of social media: do you have advice for new teachers? Pls RT! #edchat
- — Ashleigh Gilbertson (@ACPGilbertson)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:06:59@thesiswhisperer Especially for 1st year students, emphasise that tutes are a learning process. They're not expected to have all the answers
- — James Connor (@DocConnor)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:08:09@thesiswhisperer Silence (the count to five and stare at class), you only need to be a week ahead. be generous. Re-read your 1st year essays
- — Bronwyn Hinz (@BronwynHinz)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:09:42@thesiswhisperer ask students their preferred names in first tute, then use this for rest of semester. Eg Jon, not Jonathan
- — Ashleigh Gilbertson (@ACPGilbertson)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:10:07@thesiswhisperer Like everyone, students have really complicated lives. Get to know them. Don't assume they're cookie-cutter 18 year olds
- — Megan McPherson (@MeganJMcPherson)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:11:33
- — Ashleigh Gilbertson (@ACPGilbertson)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:12:16@thesiswhisperer Take the time to get your students get to know each other. Lots of ice-breakers. Real discussion unlikely amongst strangers
- — Deborah Brian (@deborahbrian)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:16:38@thesiswhisperer it takes over your life; better to teach every second semester, if you can manage it; teach where you can learn, too.
- — Sarah Pinto (@pinniesp)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:12:19@thesiswhisperer Try to remember you're teaching students (esp 1st yrs) how to do university, as well as whatever you're actually teaching.
- — Deborah Brian (@deborahbrian)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:18:24@thesiswhisperer expect range of diff. knowledge + skill levels; activity/assessment design - don't just teach content, teach skills, too.
- — Mary-Helen Ward (@witty_knitter)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:18:32
- — Penni Russon (@eglantinescake)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:23:14@thesiswhisperer Every few years try learning a new skill (knitting, a language, meditation) so you can empathise with your students.
- — @Jurisprude (@Jurisprude1)Tue, Feb 12 2013 05:32:46
Advice to new tutors...
At the last minute I had to do a presentation to new tutors at ANU. As ever, Twitter came to my rescue. Thanks everyone - here's the collective wisdom I gathered about teaching at uni for the first time.
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