There are many things to think about, find out, plan for, and organize as your teaching semester approaches. The Pre-semester Preparation chapter of the Online Teaching Guide for GSIs provides ways to pull them all together. We also recommend Must-See Policies and Resources for GSIs and Working as a GSI: Continue Reading >>
by Ravit Dotan, Philosophy Teaching Effectiveness Award Essay, 2019 One of the most common problems GSIs encounter is low student participation in sections. Too often, only a handful of students ask questions, interact with the instructor, or interact with one another. This situation is unfortunate. First, active participation is crucial Continue Reading >>
Many things to find out about, plan for, and organize as your teaching semester begins.
Information on things you should discuss with faculty, GSIs, and staff in preparation for teaching.
Create a section syllabus or information sheet to help clarify expectations to your students.
Tips on what you should know about your classroom and office.
Tips to consider regarding the attitude, tone, and style you use in communicating with students.
Get ready for the first day of class with objectives, a lesson plan, and activity planning tips.
Ideas for how to start productive conversations with students during office hours.
Tips on how to manage your time when teaching.