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Creating Learning-Centered Course Objectives

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"Soccer Field, Kelly Park West" by Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos | CC BY 2.0
Your course objectives indicate the focus on the course and what students will learn. Strong learning-centered objectives can help direct the activities you do in class, the assessments you give, and ultimately what your students get out of the class.
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Reflective Teaching

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"Three Trees" by Michael Eickelmann | CC BY-NC 2.0
The end of a semester is a great time to look back on your successes and areas for improvement. For TAs, this reflection should also focus on your teaching and any potential changes you want to make the next time you teach.
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Staying Organized in Graduate School

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"Filed Under "Folders"" by Domiriel | CC BY-NC 2.0)
Effective organization is essential to managing your many responsibilities as a graduate student. Learn how to leverage some of the strategies and resources already available to you to better manage these responsibilities and tasks.
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Fostering a Positive Classroom Culture

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"Creative Rooftop" by Melinda Stuart | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
A positive classroom culture helps all students to be successful in your classroom. For TAs and instructors, this means considering the classroom power differential and how you interact with students both inside and outside of the classroom.
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Ethics

Managing your Stress

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"Dunstanburgh Sunrise" by James Whitesmith | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Relaxation is not just for vacations. Learning how to handle your stress better throughout the year can help you be more productive and handle setbacks better.
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Grad Life

Reading Strategically

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"Exploring LA-13" by abare13 | CC BY-NC 2.0
Graduate classes often have lengthy reading assignments. Learning how to read efficiently will save you time and help you be more productive in the future.
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Having Productive Meetings with your Faculty Adviser

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"96221841" by fish NC | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The start of a new semester is a great time to schedule a meeting with your faculty adviser. Here are some tips to make sure these meetings are as productive as they can be.
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Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Three Keys for Graduate Student Success

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"ODConDisplay07" by FolsomNatural | CC BY 2.0
It is important to make the most of your Graduate School experience. In this interview, Rick Reis shares some of his best advice for successfully navigating graduate school and for preparing for what comes next.
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Navigating Graduate School
Job Search

Tips for Better Time Management

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"clock" by Leo Reynolds | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
For many in graduate school, time management can be a challenge. One graduate student offers his suggestions to help you manage your time more effectively.
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Time Management

9 Strategies for Starting the Semester Well

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"Travessia Atlântico Norte" by Pedro EA | CC BY 2.0
A little planning and strategizing goes a long way to your success in graduate school. Work smarter and make the most of your grad school experience.
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