CALS 001&183 Lab 1 notes Sunday 30 August, 2015
For first labs, Mon. Aug. 31 - Fri.
-Know Dr. Leonard's contact information: 208D Morrill, 656-2979 (Office), 434-3787 (home), iPhone: 802-598-6105
-Know the CALS 001 or 183 Syllabus page link:http://www.uvm.edu/~cals001/fall2015/CALS001Fall2015Syllabus.html/
-Know how to get to the Lab Outlines: http://www.uvm.edu/~cals001/fall2015/TAnotes/
-Check out your classroom before your lab! Use https://emsweb.uvm.edu/virtualems/ to see when classroom is free.
-Figure out a time every week where you and your lab partner can get together to plan and grade assignments.
-Get list of your students and lab materials (name tents pens, handouts) from Dr. L
-Put together Speaking Schedule and Lab Roles for the semester: generally 10 speakers max per lab.
Post on web and send link to Dr. L. See example from last spring:
I would use Word to make the schedule and save as a pdf. Upload the file to your public_html directory on zoo (use fetch
or Fugu on Macs, WinSCP on Windows). Then send the link to Dr. L. When ever you make changes to the schedule,
save it as THE SAME FILE NAME, AND OVER WRITE THE OLD VERSION.
-Make an Attendance sheet
Bring to lab:
Name tent materials: cards, pens
Lab 1 Introduction outline handouts
Dramatic reading grading sheets
Lab Roles sheets
Clipboard & paper
Remember: You are role models for your students! You will be grading your students!
Write your name & contact information (email & phone) on the board. Tell students to write it down.
Have students make
NAME TENTS, and collect them at the end of lab.
MAIN LAB EXERCISE: Students Introduce each other (3-5 minutes each) TAs should demonstrate by introducing each other.
Pass out the Introduction outline handout. Have students spend at least half an hour to talk to each other and take notes on:
Where grew up
What was the culture like where you grew up?
Why came to UVM
Favorite Books (what books read over summer?)
Sources of where you get your news of current events
Most interesting place visited
Other interests: Sports, Outdoors, Music, Travel
Introduction should take 3-5 minutes. TIME THEM. If someone stops early, say “Your introduction of XXXX lasted only X minutes, it should have been at least 3 minutes.”
Pass out and Go over:
Lab Roles-starting with Dramatic Reading
Dramatic Reading Critique sheet (Be ready week after next!!!), pass out one sheet per student
Speaking Neutral Stance Posture: stand tall and upright, feet shoulder width apart, arms hanging naturally by your sides
Single most important thing: Practice in front of others &
get feedback <--This is required for our class!
Make sure students write down your contact info: phone numbers, email address.
STRESS: It is important to arrive to lab a few minutes early so you are in your seat and ready to participate when lab begins.
STRESS: Attendance Policy from Syllabus: If a student is sick or can not go to lab, Dr. L and the TAs need to hear from you BEFORE LAB otherwise a ZERO, and we need to hear from the DEANS Office that the excuse was legitimate before we can reschedule you.
Week of Sept 7-11: no labs or lectures (Labor Day holiday).
Week after next lab meeting: (Sept 14-18) begins Dramatic Readings. Read outloud to your students the Dramatic Reading Schedule (who will be delivering their dramatic reading) - see on Syllabus "Speech date and lab roles" link.
Collect Name Tents.
AFTER LAB: -Record Attendance.
-Use Grading Templates:
-Add your students’ names to the grading template! Record who was absent, and the date.
-Email your students who will be giving a dramatic reading next week (~10-11 students per lab) to remind them to be prepared.
Speaking Schedule and Lab Roles for the semester: 10 speakers max
per lab. Post on web and send link to Dr. L, or send Dr. L
the HTML file.
NO NEED for us to meet Thurs Sept 3. Our next meeting is Thursday (September 10) 2:50-3:40pm in ***L/L COMMONS 315****:
-Work with Flip Cameras and your laptop computers. Bring your laptops and 2Gig+ flash drives!