Getting ready to TA

Review this list with the instructor of record before the first day of class.  Includes tips for the first day and strategies for office hours.

Learning students’ names is important (and sometimes is hard to do). Calling students by name will help you manage class dynamics and help students feel good about the class.

Particularly helpful for international graduate students.

One free tool to enable students to sign up for office hours is called “wejoinin.”  Here is an example of a schedule.

Article re the responsibilities (and joys) of teaching. From the excellent book by Wilbert McKeachie called Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers.