TA Workshop Series & Orientation
DCAL offers a campus-wide TA orientation each fall, a TA panel at the start of term, and many other workshops that may be useful to you. The TA-specific workshops are led by experienced TAs who share what they have learned.
See the workshop sign-ups for grad students and postdocs for details about when this will be offered.
Based on DCAL’s Classroom Visits for faculty to visit each other’s classes, the TA teaching network is an opportunity for people with current TA responsibilities to see what other TAs do in the classroom, lab, review sessions or office hours. If you’re willing to have someone sit in on one of your sessions and/or you would like to see others in action, email Cindy Tobery to join the network. Perhaps you can “steal” some ideas or give some good hints. We’ll coordinate visits during the introductory meeting of the group.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTS
- The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies Academic and Conduct Regulations, including the Academic Honor Principle and Sources & Citations, are especially relevant for TAs
- Yale’s website Teaching How-To — while this is Yale-specific, you may find some useful ideas here
- MIT’s The Torch or the Firehose — a humorous and useful look at section teaching
- The Library’s Education & Outreach committee’s Teaching Reflection page