Being an International Teaching Assistant (ITA) can be an exciting experience that contributes to one’s personal development and professional growth as an educator. ITAs may encounter challenges in teaching methods, marking and grading schemes and teacher-student interactions. This workshop will demonstrate how International Teaching Assistants can effectively interact with their students from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and provide tips and problem-solving strategies that ITAs can apply when faced with unfamiliar or difficult situations in and outside the classroom. This workshop will engage participants to explore and share their experiences as International Teaching Assistants with each other, thus far, and brainstorm additional strategies together.
This workshop will count towards the Teaching Commons ‘Record of Completion’ certificate