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Teaching Assistant (TA) Guide   Tags: international_students, teachers, teaching, teaching_assistants  

Resources and guidance for teaching assistants (TAs) on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.
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Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Offers classes and one-on-one sessions geared to teaching assistants. Helps to improve your teaching.



This guide focuses on questions and concerns of teaching assistants, especially questions about how to teach well. Each page provides questions and answers, with some quick tips. For more information, please see the "Additional Resources" page. 


Video: Teaching Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

One Person, One Question: University of Illinois blogger, Tori, asks Graduate Teaching Assistant Scott Martin about his teaching method.


Video: The Best and Worse of Being a TA

YouTube description by GMCTE Univeristy of Saskatchewan: 

Interview with Graduate Students from the University of Saskatchewan.

This video addresses the questions: what surprised you about being a TA?, what are the biggest challenges of being a TA?, what did you enjoy the most about being a TA?, and what suggestions or tips do you have for new TAs? It was created by The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Saskatchewan. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 2.5 Canada License.



This guide was created by Clairellyn Sommersmith, former Graduate School of Library and Information Science student, with assistance from Nancy O'Brien, Education Librarian and Head of SSHEL, and Kelly A. McCusker, Behavioral Sciences Librarian, in the spring of 2013.


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