Teaching as an International Student: Power, Professional Relationships, and Pedagogical Strategies
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room C201
RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/mp3WVOk2nrvjI5C53
Teaching as an international student can be challenging. As international graduate students, we often don’t know what to expect when we first step into the classroom as teaching fellows or adjuncts. We might have questions about our students’ lives, their cultural and academic backgrounds, and about the American university system in general and CUNY more specifically. We might be unsure about how to interact with students in the classroom or during office hours or how to give feedback and grade student work. And for many of us, the prospect of teaching as a non-native speaker of English is a daunting one.
Join colleagues from the Teaching and Learning Center for a workshop where we will share and explore strategies that can help graduate student instructors to better address these challenges. We will discuss communicating with students, how to practice mindful pedagogy, and how to navigate power-laden professional relationships (both inside and outside of the classroom). The goal of the workshop is to develop concrete and effective teaching practices by building on the experiences and knowledge of participants and to provide prospective and experienced international teachers with tools and community to support meaningful and fulfilling classroom experiences with their students.
This workshop is being offered as part of International Education Week in collaboration with the Graduate Center’s Office of the International Students.