Tip Sheets: Support for TAs
Many of the principles of effective teaching in a traditional university classroom also apply to online teaching.
There are many challenges to being a teaching assistant (TA).
All living creatures have the instinct for survival and when confronted with a perceived danger react in what is called a fight or flight response – i.e., they either defend themselves or run away
Graduate programs at Waterloo provide excellent opportunities for students to develop their research and teaching skills
It is not uncommon for graduate students to question their competencies, abilities, and accomplishments in the areas of research and teaching.
Whether delivering a presentation at an academic conference or giving a lecture, preparation is critical to a successful presentation
Supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research represents an important yet not often discussed component of an academic’s workload
Whether you are a new teaching assistant (TA) or an experienced TA for a course that is new to you, you need to know exactly what your responsibilities may be