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"dry erase markers" by upsidedownsphere | CC BY 2.0

Tues., February 5, 2019

If you want to work at an university, teaching experience as a graduate student is valuable. If you don't have a teaching assistantship, there are still ways to get this experience.
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"bundstifte / colored-pencils" by Anka Albrecht | CC BY 2.0

Tues., October 30

College classrooms are increasingly diverse places. Instructors need to consider all the diversity in their classroom to ensure that all students are able to participate equitably in your class.
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"Project 52/33 - Black and White" by James Milstid | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., September 4

Teaching is more than providing information to your students. This article provides some great tools for ways to use technology in your classroom.
Paper bridge over a book
"Apprendre, c'est jeter des ponts..." by Nath B. | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., February 6, 2018

Active learning strategies can help your students engage with the course material and learn more. Here are some easy ways to integrate more active learning into your classroom.
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Tues., August 22, 2017

The Office of Graduate Studies is more than just the place that processes applications and dissertation paperwork. Read more to learn about all the ways that OGS can help you succeed in graduate school and beyond.
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Photo Courtesy of the Office of Graduate Studies

Tues., July 11, 2017

For international students, becoming a teaching assistant means not only learning how to teach, but also learning about a new classroom environment and overcoming language barriers. Since 1988, UNL has helped international students make this transition.
soccer goals
"Soccer Field, Kelly Park West" by Rusty Clark ~ 100K Photos | CC BY 2.0

Tues., June 13, 2017, by Liz Banset

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.
trees reflected on water
"Three Trees" by Michael Eickelmann | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., April 18, 2017

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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"tools of the trade 1" by Chris Blakeley | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., February 21, 2017

Grading is a common responsibility for Graduate Teaching Assistants. Effective grading means providing useful information to the students about their performance. Learning to grade fairly and efficiently can help save you time in the long run.
Small vegetable garden
"Creative Rooftop" by Melinda Stuart | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Tues., January 10, 2017

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.