In every Discussion Section meeting, please be certain to:
Arrive on time. The quizzes will normally be held at the very beginning of section meetings. If you do have to arrive late, please enter with as minimal disruption as possible. Full credit for that meeting is based on the expectation you are their for the full session.
Do not leave early. Expect to use the full session. There may be some occasions when you may be dismissed early.
Stow away all laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. Using them during section meetings will result in a grade penalty for that meeting. EXCEPTIONS: there may be some activities when their use is encouraged (for calculations, to look up key information, etc.). Also, there may be occasions where you or the TAs may want to verify some information relevant to the discussion at hand; with the TAs permission, you can use your devices to look up information. But refrain from checking social media and the like!
Be prepared to participate. That is, if there are assigned readings, make sure you have read and understood them. If there is a project due, make sure you have it completed and signed (and stapled, if more than one page long!) And always be prepared to discuss the previous week's lectures! You may be called upon to present your summary, and you should be ready to add additional information/observations to the class if you think it is relevant.
Be courteous. Obviously this includes general courtesy: don't insult each other; be respectful of each other; etc. But specifically, express academic courtesy:
Make sure each person is allowed to express their thoughts. In other words, don't monopolize the discussion and don't interrupt each other.
Be respectful of other people's right to hold beliefs different than your own.
Similarly, remember that it IS okay to confront a belief if you have actual evidence, but confront the belief itself, not the person or people who hold it.
Everyone makes mistakes. If you yourself states something incorrect, it isn't the end of the world. If someone else states something incorrect, that doesn't mean that they are incompetent. Be prepared to learn from your own mistakes, and the errors of others. That is a big part of the learning process (uncomfortable as it might be at the time...)
Everyone is expected to participate. Ideally you will do so willingly and graciously. But if you are sitting their passively trying to be invisible (we've all been there at some point...) you still might be asked to give your response/answer/whatever. Please do so.
Help each other out, so long as it isn't an academic honesty violation! A big part of the role of discussion sections is to generate and promote collective learning: by interacting as a group, you help reinforce learning you have already done, and get a chance to learn new ideas, concepts, and approaches.