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Graduate TA Handbook and Resources

A Handbook for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows in Arts & Sciences

First Day

One of the most nerve-wracking days of teaching is the first day of class. This list of resources will help you start the semester off on the right foot, from easing your anxieties to setting the tone. You can also find some practical resources like icebreaker ideas, tips and tricks from other grad students, and a first day checklist. With this list of resources, you can walk confidently into your first day of class.