Teaching Forum Series- For Graduate Students

"A New Teacher's Guide to Student Learning, Having Fun, and Surviving your First Class"
When Mar 28, 2014
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where 406 Oswald Tower
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Contact Phone (814) 865-2527
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During this presentation/conversation with graduate students Nathan will discuss some of the common issues new teachers face and strategies for handling them.  Issues of dealing with controversial subjects, disruptive students, and challenges to your authority/credibility are just some of the issues we’ll discuss.  Everyone is encouraged to bring questions and/or examples of challenges they’ve had or anticipate having in the classroom to workshop during the session.

~Coffee and Bagels will be served starting at 10:30!

~Eric Silver will be giving his "Teaching Sensitive Topics" talk following this presentation at Noon in the same room for Sociology/Criminology Graduate Students, but students from other departments are welcome to stay for this as well.

More about the Presenter:

Nathan Palmer is a Lecturer of Sociology & Anthropology at Georgia Southern University and the creator of SociologySource.org, SociologyInFocus.com, and SociologySounds.com.  For the last four years he has dedicated himself to helping sociology educators and students through sharing his experiences and creating free open classroom resources.  He currently serves on the American Sociological Association Special (ASA) Task Force on Social Media and will lead multiple social media training sessions at an ASA preconference workshop this fall.  In addition he researches and speaks frequently about issues of social justice, pedagogy, and the impact technology has on teaching.