Teaching

Many aspects of the teaching assistant's rolemay create ethical dilemmas of one sort or another.

Do your undergraduate students seem to have trouble organizing or summarizing the primary or secondary literature in your discipline?

The first thing students look for on the first day of class is the syllabus. The syllabus gives them an idea of what to expect for grading, when important assignments are due and how much homework to expect.

Whether you teach a lab, recitation or lecture or work with students in a resource room as a tutor, you function as a role model and a mentor, serving the needs of undergraduate students in ways that many faculty can’t. But how?

This is a simple technique described by Angelo and Cross (1991) to encourage students to read and to reflect on what they read.

Conflicts with troubled students can happen when you least expect them. From a student angry about a bad grade to a one who comes to you for help with a personal problem, it’s wise to be prepared.

Classroom research suggests that, for any given day and assignment, only 20-30% of the students have completed the assigned course reading, which means instructors are often attempting to facilitate learning when the majority of students have not

Growing evidence indicates that games allow students to focus well enough to learn better. The Oct.

Are you overwhelmed at the prospect of grading student papers and exams at the end of the term?

In brief, here are some tips for TAs from Professor Jan Tullis at Brown University.
• Consult with your professor to define your duties.

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