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Graduate TA Handbook and Resources

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

Teaching Approaches and Practices

Now that your first day is complete, what's next? It's important to continually improve your pedagogical techniques throughout the semester so both you and your students can count the class experience a success. Your teaching assistantship is especially important if you plan to continue in a doctoral program or pursue a career in academia. Even if you don't, communicating ideas to your audience is a skill that will benefit you wherever you go!

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Public Speaking

Class Discussion

Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Building an Inclusive Classroom

Effective Communication

Small Ways to Improve Student Engagement

General Advice on Teaching Approaches for TAs