Tandem Teaching Demo: The Introduction

IMG_20141125_221919
Tom Underwood
IMG_20141125_221257
Marisa Milanese

Building upon the peer-to-peer observations that we’ve been doing over the past couple of years, we’re introducing a new opportunity to see teaching in action: tandem teaching demonstrations. In each brief demonstration (around 30 minutes), two instructors will demonstrate how they teach different components of argument in a real classroom setting (but with an interactive audience of colleagues in lieu of students). We are doing this not to compare one instructor to the other—or even to try to model excellent teaching— but to demonstrate different approaches to the same content. As with the peer-to-peer observations, the basic goal is relatively simple: seeing how others teach can inform the choices you make in your classroom. We’ll also be recording some of the demos and posting the videos on WPNet with the corresponding handouts.

On November 19th Marisa Milanese and Tom Underwood kicked off the series with a presention on the introduction. Upcoming demos include: teaching acknowledgment/response; annotating and analyzing text; and research skills. We’re looking for more volunteers, so if you’re interested in doing a teaching demo, please email Marisa (milanese@bu.edu).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s