The TA and the Undergrad

The small class scenarios which Teaching Assistants (TAs) find themselves in with university undergraduates is an opportune situation in university teaching. Instead of large groups, they are in 1:12 – 1:20 ratios.

How do we make the most of it?

I shared some insights with TAs from Engineering and Science, ending with the reminder that trying their best to be effective communicators does as much for TAs as it does for undergrads.

Thanks to the cheery FTTAs Weiting and Amanda who came amidst moving office, ready to be called upon. That did not happen but they were also my canaries – an early warning system if I went astray.

And they captured the white board for me too and wrangled a curry puff. Yes, no slides again, I need a break from power points.


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