Course Information
Instructor: Victor Huang
Schedule: MW 7-9 PM, 310 Soda
Date Boot Camp Topic
Mon 6/17 2-sigma effect (and why it basically means nothing)
Fixed Mindset Vs. Growth Mindset
Developing a Growth Mindset
Broken Futon Effect
Tues 6/18 Stereotype Threat
Addressing and Combating Stereotype Threat
Learning Styles (Do they exist?)
Wed 6/19 The effectiveness (or lack thereof) of lecture
The stress of being a TA (I’ll tell you not to overwork yourself, but you won’t listen)
Thurs 6/20 Explanations vs. Dispelling misconceptions
Scheduling Office Hours
Final Pep Talk before first section
Week Date Topic References Assignments
1 Mon 6/24 Intro, Logistics, First Section (Debrief)
Wed 6/26 Teaching Confused Students
2 Mon 7/1 Peer Instruction List 3 reasons why a UC Berkeley class is better than a library card
Peer Instruction
Wed 7/3 Writing a Good Rubric (for readers and for exams), How to Run a Review Session
3 Mon 7/8 Prof. Satish Rao Slides
Wed 7/10 Debriefing Prof. Rao's Guest Lecture Video Observation 1 (due 7/12 at midnight)
4 Mon 7/15 Prof. Gireeja Ranade
Wed 7/17 Prof. John Denero Student Survey (due 7/19 by midnight)
5 Mon 7/22 How To Work In Groups, Mid-Summer Survey
Wed 7/24 Survey Debrief (History of 375)
6 Mon 7/29 Preparation for Student Presentations
Wed 7/31 Why Do Students Cheat? Video Observation 2 (due 8/2 at midnight)
7 Mon 8/5 Student Presentations
Wed 8/7 Student Presentations
8 Mon 8/12 Student Presentations
Wed 8/14 HKN Survey