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How to help postgrads to teach - Aug 14, 2011
Eugenia Etkina explains her view that universities should do more to help physics research students and TAs understand the art of teaching.
A New Ta's Guide to Teaching Introductory Physics - Aug 24, 2010
This short guide targets TAs teaching introductory physics courses.
Graduate teaching assistants are frequently asked to lead discussion groups in tutorials, review sessions, or problem-based learning classes. In their preparation, what to teach is often emphasized over how to teach. This paper provides a few simple teaching strategies for TAs in the biological sciences, but the ideas are applicable to physical science educators as well.
This resource is a comprehensive guide to the effective use of "clickers." Tips on how to implement clickers appropriately, how to select questions or problems, and how to use responses to aid students in concept formation are included.
This resource letter provides an introduction to resources for the preparation of graduate students regarding their teaching responsibilities. The resources provided include both general resources and resources focused on particular aspects of instruction.
This book is a basic "how-to" guidebook for teaching at the college and university level. The essentials of course preparation, lecture and laboratory design, testing and assessment, class management and discipline, and writing and research are outlined. The author also discusses some specific details related to teaching college students and bridging the gap between teaching and research.