Foundations of Teaching


This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading, and teaching critical thinking skills. This will give first-time and early TAs a solid foundation for successful teaching in graduate school and beyond.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Communicate clear expectations
  • Prepare, structure and facilitate discussion/lab sections.
  • Grade and respond to student work.
  • Teach critical thinking skills.
What to Bring:  

Fot Handout Week 1
Fot Handout Week 2
Fot Handout Week 3
Fot Handout Week 4


In the Library:  
Online Resources:



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