Course Information
Instructor: Victor Huang
Schedule: MW 7:00-9:00 PM PDT, Online (Link posted on Piazza)
Date Boot Camp Topic
Mon 6/14 2-sigma effect (and why it basically means nothing)
Fixed Mindset Vs. Growth Mindset
Developing a Growth Mindset
Broken Futon Effect
Tues 6/15 Stereotype Threat
Addressing and Combating Stereotype Threat
Learning Styles (Do they exist?)
Wed 6/16 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)
Explanations vs. Dispelling misconceptions
Scheduling Office Hours
Final Pep Talk before first section
Week Date Topic References Assignments
1 Mon 6/21 Intro, Logistics, First Section (Debrief)
Wed 6/23 Teaching Confused Students
2 Mon 6/28 Holiday (No class)
Wed 6/30 Peer Instruction List 3 reasons why a UC Berkeley class is better than a library card
Peer Instruction
3 Mon 7/5 Holiday (No class)
Wed 7/7 Guest Lecture: John Denero Programming Demos and Big Courses (Slides)
Video Observation 1 (due 7/9 at midnight)
4 Mon 7/12 Homework vs Exams, Should Exams Exist? ; Writing a Good Rubric (for readers and for exams) ; & How to Run a Review Session
Wed 7/14 Proctoring Exams Student Survey (due 7/23 by midnight)
5 Mon 7/19 Survey Review
Wed 7/21 Why Do Students Cheat?
6 Mon 7/26 Transitioning to an In-Person Instruction / Engaging Shy Students
Wed 7/28 Making a Boring Topic Interesting Video Observation 2 (due 7/30 at midnight)
7 Mon 8/2 Guest Lecture: Satish Rao TBD
Wed 8/4 Guest Lecture: Maxson Yang TBD
8 Mon 8/9 What Is the Purpose of Your Class?
Wed 8/11 Guest Lecture: Hany Farid TBD