Bolstering Your Confidence as an Instructor

Having confidence in your abilities as an instructor is a key component to successful teaching. Yet despite training and expertise, many graduate student TAs feel a lack of self-efficacy about teaching. During a TA Project workshop we discussed common factors contributing to a lack of confidence and feelings of insecurity

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Guiding Discussions in the Classroom

Class discussions can become very personal and emotional. Whether a discussion is planned or spontaneous will have an effect on the role assumed by the TA. When planning a discussion on a potentially explosive topic, you can anticipate many issues that might arise. Keep a clear goal in mind for

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TAPcast S2E3: Corrine Yap and the EQUIP App

In this episode, we talk with Corrine Yap, a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics, about the EQUIP app—a program designed to help instructors identify their implicit biases in the classroom. Resources Mentioned in this Episode: EQUIP app AMS blog post on EQUIP AMS blog post on inclusive practices Corrine Yap’s website

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Using Office Hours Effectively

As the end of the semester approaches, TAs frequently find themselves balancing many competing demands. As students prepare for finals, TAs are often flooded with a higher volume of requests for office hours, study help, review sessions and the like. This comes on top of the already constant demands of

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