OIDSurviving the First Quarter of Teaching

Before the quarter starts

Are you nervous about your first quarter of teaching? This section covers how to prepare for the first day and beyond. Topics include: bridging the gap between faculty and students, managing classroom dynamics, handling academic dishonesty, and grasping the TA's role in undergraduate education.

 
Josh Samani (Physics), Neel Tiruviluamala (Math), Brian Bernards (Asian Languages and Cultures), Corey O'Malley (Sociology) talk about thoughts before the first day.



Consult with Instructors

One of the most important things you can do once you find out about your new TA appointment for the next quarter is to contact the faculty member teaching the course.