Advice for new teaching assistants — My presentation to TAs at the University of Florida

by Julie Dodd

Gator clockThe clock is ticking as we approach the start of the academic year at the University of Florida and at colleges and universities across the country.

Today, I made a presentation about teaching at UF’s orientation for the more than 400 new teaching assistants that will be teaching labs, classes, and discussion groups this year.

My topic was “A Positive Start to Your Teaching: Your First Week of Class and Your Syllabus.”

Click to download my presentation slides — ta_orientation_2015_presentation_dodd

Click to download the handout with links to UF resources — dodd_ta_handout_2015_with_links

The Graduate School and the Teaching Center provide a valuable workshop for the new teaching assistants, most of whom have not taught before. Thanks to Dr. Paul Duncan, Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and Dr. Winifred Cooke, Teaching Center Director, for their leadership in providing the workshop and other resources to support graduate student teaching assistants.

For more resources about teaching, check the resources available on this blog and follow me on Twitter — @profdodd

Best wishes for a good start to your school year.

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2 thoughts on “Advice for new teaching assistants — My presentation to TAs at the University of Florida

    • Baobao – Thanks for the positive feedback! I certainly enjoyed having you in the teaching class. I hope your own teaching and graduate work continue to go well.

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