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 +====== Peer Visitation Assignment ======
  
 +You are required to visit one of your fellow GSI’s sections to observe and comment on their teaching skills. This is a good opportunity for you to see how other people teach section. In the past, this has been very effective for generating new ideas (for both participants) on how to run a better section in general. ​
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 +We want you to do this assignment next week. Here are the necessary steps:
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 +    * Choose a partner **by Sunday 9/12** and fill out the table: write your name, the name of the GSI you are visiting, and the time of the section you are visiting. Note: your partner can be GSIing the same class as you or not. Also, you are free to choose to visit a GSI not in this class (i.e., Therese for C10 or Yookyung for 7A). Please discuss with your partner what day and time **next week** would be best for your visit.
 +          * To fill out the table, click "edit this page" at the top of the page. You will need to //sign in// to be able to do so.
 +    * Attend the section and bring a copy of the questions listed below. Answer them while observing. Also, jot down some notes of what you liked or disliked.
 +    * After both partners have attended each other'​s section, meet outside of Ay300 and discuss each other'​s responses. What general impressions did you have of each other'​s sections? What did you like or dislike?
 +    * Bring the filled out response sheet to class on 9/20 for a class discussion.
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 +**This is due on 9/20 when we will discuss the results for the group as a whole.**
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 +^ Visitor ​        ^ Visitee ​        ^ Section Attending ^
 +| Aaron Lee       | Josh Shiode ​    | Monday 9-10am ​    |
 +| Michelle Kislak | Rachel Kennedy ​ | Wednesday 1-2     |
 +| Jieun Choi      | Rachel Kennedy ​ | Wednesday 1-2     |
 +| Rachel Kennedy ​ | Michelle Kislak | Thursday 10-11    |
 +| Tim Kwan        | Jonathan| Wednesday 12-1       |
 +| Allison Merritt | Jessamyn Allen  | Tuesday 3-4       |
 +| Jessamyn Allen  | Allison Merritt | Tuesday 9-10      |
 +| Casey Stark     | Karto           | Monday 1-2        |
 +| Jonathan Wright ​  | Tim                |Monday 10-11    |
 +| Marin Anderson ​               | Iok Chang                | Wednesday 10-11                 |
 +| Iok Chang                | Marin Anderson ​               | Friday 12-1                  |
 +| Garrett Karto Keating | Francesca Fornasini ​          | Monday 2-3           |
 +| Francesca Fornasini ​  | Katie Silverio ​        | Monday 1-2                  |
 +| Katie Silverio ​       | Casey Stark            | Thursday 11-12              |
 +| Michael Yee     | Therese ​        | Thursday 1-2      |
 +|                 ​| ​                ​| ​                  |
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 +===== Worksheet =====
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 +Observing GSI:
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 +Observed GSI:
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 +Date & Time of Section Observed:
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 +  - Briefly summarize the section that you visited (//e.g.// what was taught, how it was presented, any demos or activities that were used).
 +  - Describe the student'​s reactions (//e.g.// were they engaged, did all students/​groups participate equally).
 +  - How did this GSI's presentation of the material differ from the way //you// would have presented the same content?
 +  - Comment on how the GSI presented themselves in section. Did the environment appear comfortable?​ How did the students appear to react to the GSI?
 +  - List two or three of the GSI's strengths.
 +  - Give two or three suggestions for how the GSI might improve their teaching in the future.
 +  - What's one thing that you saw that you'd like to incorporate into your own sections?