Friday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
THE CRAFT OF TEACHING AND ME: A MINI-WORKSHOP ON FACING DOWN OUR CLASSROOM TEACHING CHALLENGES – ROOM LB 60
Inga Laurent, Gonzaga University School of Law
Becky Rosenfeld, Cardozo School of Law
Sue Schechter, University of California-Berkeley Law
This session will provide externship educators an abbreviated, intensive opportunity to address challenges we face in teaching field placement classes. As individuals and a community, we will harness our own resourcefulness and expand our capacity for reflective teaching. We will brainstorm examples of teaching challenges such as keeping student attention, summoning legitimacy as non-in-house/non-stand-up faculty, talking too fast, or not having enough time to feel prepared. We will break into small groups where each participant will articulate a pressing teaching challenge and generate practical responses and strategies. We will reconvene, share challenges and propose solutions. Volunteers will role-play new strategies. We will share resources such as written materials to strengthen teaching. Participants will walk away with at least one concrete idea about how to teach more effectively and confidently.