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Teaching in the Laboratory

Where should I begin?

Teaching in a Science Laboratory, Vikram Misra, WVCM

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Whether you are a beginning teacher or a teaching assistant, the following pages have information to help you prepare and deliver your lab, as well as establish rules and ensure your students' safety.

  • Teaching your First Lab:  Information about how to get started and how to access resources that will help you prepare to teach if you have little or no prior experience as a teaching assistant or teacher.
  • Effective Planning and Delivery: Some tips for planning your lab, answering questions effectively and building rapport with students.
  • Lab Rules: The "do's and don'ts" of working in a lab.
  • Safety First! Important information about your responsibilities as an instructor, how to ensure the safety of your students and what to do if something goes wrong.