Project Driven Labs

These labs are based around a particular project that students work on consistently throughout a semester such as a film or engineering project. The labs are often freeform and the TA must structure the material around the student’s needs and interests. These labs may entail some project management and the TA needs to be aware of each student’s scope, schedule and technique.

An Effective Laboratory Section

Organization and Preparation
Beginning a Lab Section
Keeping Track of Time
Bringing Closure to the Lab

Common Pitfalls and Unplanned Accidents

Problems with equipment and materials
Safety procedures
Student emergencies
Dealing with Conflicts

Motivating Students to Learn

Motivational Techniques
Making the lab relevant to the lecture material
Handling Student Personalities and Behaviors

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