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Tutorial session

Self reflection checklist

When interacting with students, you might like to consider some relevant suggestions adapted from a list offered by Bailey and Toro-Morn on their website about classroom etiquette: Classroom Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned Instructor (accessed 2006)

  • Don’t expect students to reply on behalf of their nationality, or ethnicity or to know every fact about their history.
  • Take the time to learn and practice the correct pronunciation of all students’ names.
  • Avoid stereotypes in hypothetical examples unless you acknowledge your deliberate use of this as a teaching tool.
  • Be aware of all students when preparing content of all tutorials and student assignments.
  • Don’t allow racial, sexist or homophobic language to be used in classroom dialogue or in written assignments.
  • Be aware of non-verbal behaviour or put-downs between students (rolling of eyes etc.).
  • Ensure you are distributing your attention, questions and reprimands among all students.
  • If some issues are contentious, address these topics with all students.
  • Make it clear that your tutorial is a place where all voices can be heard and that you make mistakes too.