For those institutions still working on a two semester timetable, second semester is upon us. For sessional staff new to teaching law, and those who would like to develop their skills, the existing three Smart Casual modules are available free for your use here. They address the teaching skills involved in Engagement, Problem Solving and Feedback. The next five modules are nearing completion and will be available free online in September here.
If you are a sessional law teacher, feel free to share these links with your colleagues as well as using them yourself. If you are responsible for supervision and/or employment of sessional law teachers, please share these resources with your sessional colleagues.
Access to professional development is an important aspect of employment in higher education that many tenured staff take for granted. We can all help to support our sessionally employed colleagues, and ensure that they are included in the ordinary expectation of workplace life by helping to and make sure that sessional teachers can access resources and opportunities available to other staff.