Interacting with Students - Handling Questions.Ver.2

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I. Creating an Atmosphere for Interaction A. Welcoming Questions & Comments Ex. (from Syracuse Univ. GTA Handbook, Now What?) “Sir, could you explain that last step?” “If you’re going to interrupt me with questions, we’ll never be able to cover the material.”
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I. Creating an Atmosphere for Interaction (cont’d) B. Establishing Audience Contact Eye Contact with Everyone Audible Voice at All Times, i.e., communicate to those in the back of the room. Check periodically to see if everyone can hear you.
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I. Creating an Atmosphere for Interaction (cont’d) B.Establishing Audience Contact (cont’d) Cognitive Connection with the Class: Aim your material for the majority (see below on questions) Go at a pace that is comfortable for the majority
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I. Creating an Atmosphere for Interaction (cont’d) B. Establishing Audience Contact: Cognitive Connection with the Class (cont’d): Check with other GTAs on what your students should know; don’t assume they know everything you do Check on prerequisites
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I. Creating an Atmosphere
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2010 for the course AHRM 2984 taught by Professor Swwong during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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