Students, especially those in nonelective courses, must be motivated to invest the time and effort necessary to succeed.
Socrates taught by asking questions, drawing out answers from his pupils to challenge the completeness and accuracy of their thinking. Here are the six types of questions Socrates posed:
Knowing students’ names helps improve the classroom climate, but for many, learning a large number of names can be difficult and frustrating. But take heart!
As the semester draws to a close, think about how to make the final assignment you require of students a learning experience they can carry with them as they move on in their course of studies.
First impressions matter in most situations and especially in the classroom. As a TA, you might be concerned about your role as an authority figure.
One way to reach students early is to put in writing, and then discuss your course policies, requirements, tests and assignments with your students in class. If your syllabus is already written, use this checklist to test its adequacy.
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?