Transferring Tutoring Techniques to TAship

Transferring Tutoring Techniques to TAship

Check out the following Faculty Focus blog post about the instructional impact of transferring one-on-one tutoring skills into large lecture hall classroom settings on campus.  The researchers behind this educational project identified nurturance, reflection, and “progressive” thinking tasks among the successful tutoring techniques adaptable to a large college classroom environment.  Which of these instructional skills do you implement in your TA duties?  How successful have they been?  What are some other possible pedagogical approaches from one-on-one student support that can benefit whole-class instruction?

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Crowdsourcing the Curriculum

Crowdsourcing the Curriculum

Summer greetings, TAP Blog Followers!

As you prepare for your fall teaching load during the summer season, check out the following essay from Inside HigherEd on Duke University’s interactive Epic Course Design tool used in developing course syllabi based on direct undergraduate student feedback.  What forms and sources of student insight do you incorporate in your syllabus design process?   

In light of course syllabus development, please remember that the TA Project offers a college teaching professional development course entitled Designing Your Own Course (16:186:856), every fall semester at Rutgers University – New Brunswick.  The purpose of the course is to support graduate students in designing a course that they may someday teach.  This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis and available to students with at least two semesters of college teaching experience (or successfully completed Introduction to College Teaching 186:855).  Designing Your Own Course will be offered on Wednesdays, 4:30p-6:30p on the College Avenue Campus during the Fall 2013 semester.