First-time GSIs and seasoned veterans alike look for ways to further develop their teaching. Having someone observe your teaching and gathering student input using midterm evaluations are great ways to spot things you’re doing well and things to improve.
GSIs share methods they have used to help students solidify their learning in preparation for exams:
- Playing Teacher: Adding Predictive Power to Students’ Toolboxes, Emily Hamilton (History)
- Instilling Effective Study Skills in Students: Start Early, Know Your Weaknesses, Jennifer McGuire (Integrative Biology)
- Teaching Young Scientists to Speak the Way They Think, Seemay Chou (Molecular and Cell Biology)
- Encouraging Critical Thinking through Exam Preparation, Sarah MacDonald (Sociology)