In a content preparation session, teaching and learning assistants work through the students' exercises themselves, in order to be ready to teach. How should instructors facilitate a content preparation session?
July 3, 2018
What did you notice in this episode? Talk to your neighbor about what you noticed.
The professor invites the TAs and LAs to discuss their own answers to the pretest. Why, according to her, should the TAs and LAs do this? What good will it do?
What does Andrew describe the students as doing?
What does Andrew describe his own group as doing?
Andrew says that his group has not reached a conclusion yet. How does Linda respond to this confession?
Brett shares a response he saw students giving to one of the pretest questions. How does Linda respond to what he shares?
What is similar about what Linda does in lines 3, 7, 11, and 14?
What does this episode suggest about how to facilitate a content preparation session?