Graduate Students

  • Think-Pair-Share with the TATP

    The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program has a new TATP Short to share. Enjoy! This one, on Think-Pair-Share, is presented by Darius Rackus, Department of Chemistry, TATP Science Trainer. You can watch more TATP Shorts on the TATP website.  

  • Ramping up for the new school year

    Registration for this year’s Back-to-School Series is now open. A complete list of workshop titles and descriptions is available online. This year, we have a new featured event – a Teaching with Technology Fair on Wednesday, August 28th. This all-day event, hosted by CTSI and Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT), is an opportunity for the […]

  • 2012 TATP Teaching Excellence Award Winners

    Congratulations to the following U of T teaching assistants, winners of this year’s award: Emily Holland, Department of AnthropologyStefana Gargova, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Sara Osenton, Department of East Asian Studies Abdul Rahman Ayoub, Department of Mathematics & Computational Sciences Some nominees worked as a part of a teaching team in large lecture […]

  • TATP Teaching Excellence Award – the Shortlist

    It is with great pleasure (and excitement) that we can announce this year’s short list candidates for the 2012 TATP Teaching Excellence Award: Abdul Abyab, Department of Mathematics & Computational SciencesGuillaume Barlet, Department of GeologyLauren Beard, Department of Comparative LiteratureDanielle DeSouza, Department of Occupational TherapyShaghayegh Esfahani, Materials Science & EngineeringKeira Galway, Faculty of MusicStefana Gargova, […]

  • Reflections on the TA Teaching Excellence Award

    For the past eight years, I have had the distinct pleasure of coordinating the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program Teaching Excellence Award. It is always inspiring to read students’ testimonials about teaching assistants who are making a difference in their education. It reminds me of stepping back into the undergraduate classroom (I am taking full advantage […]

  • CTSI: the view from the 7th floor

    With the start of the new year, we have settled in our new, albeit temporary, home. Our space on the 4th floor of Robarts is under renovation – our office has grown considerably over the last few years with the amalgamation of offices (Office of Teaching Advancement, Teaching Assistants’ Training Program and Resource Centre for […]

  • Curriculum guides for film – not just for K-12

    This post addresses a question I have fielded as a TATP trainer who teaches a workshop on video in the classroom. Partcipants sometimes ask, where can I find video curriculum guides to help me teach in my discipline? This question does not emerge out of thin air. It comes up because when I teach the […]

  • Collaborative Learning Techniques in Action

    Classes are in full swing, tutorials are up and running and we’re hearing reports of great experiences in the classrooms. Sandra Romain, a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology and the UTSC TA Trainer for the TATP, is having a great start to her tutorials. This is Sandra’s second year with the TATP (after […]

  • TA Day 2011

    TA Day 2011 was held on Sept. 1st. It was the perfect way to kickoff the month of September and the back to school season at U of T. As a trainer with the TATP, I find that TA day is an interesting opportunity to meet returning and new TAs. While TAs are often very […]

  • Meet the New TATP Staff

    The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program welcomes its 2011-12 staff.         The TATP is a peer-training—teaching assistants offering training to other teaching assistants—program that is housed in the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation.  For more than a decade, the TATP has helped train and offered workshops and consultations for graduate students and […]