Resources

  • Ready-made lists of library resources for your course

    Are your students having trouble finding scholarly sources for their assignments?  Not sure where they can turn for help with their research questions? The library has designed ready-made pages of discipline-specific resources – recommended books & e-books, journals, databases, and other print and online resources – to help your students get started with their research. […]

  • Life @ U of T and CTSI

    We are excited to welcome Lori, the newest member of the CTSI family. Lori will be contributing regular posts to the Life @ U of T blog. I will let Lori introduce herself – her first post went up on Thursday and her second post appeared today – but we wanted to add that we’re […]

  • Podcasts for the Holiday (and any other) Season

    As we enter the final stretch for 2012—making our way through exam time, getting ready for the holidays (convincing ourselves that we will have a relaxing time with friends and family but knowing that holidays are often busier and more stressful than we like to admit)—we are setting our minds to pleasant distractions. We have […]

  • My first graphic syllabus

    Recently, I was introduced to the idea of a graphic syllabus. In her book The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course (available at the OISE library), Linda B. Nilson, suggests that instructors can convey the relationships between course concepts directly through the syllabus. In the winter 2012 semester, I will be teaching […]

  • 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 […]

  • Visual Oompf!

    Like it or lump it, PowerPoint is a necessary tool for most presenters. While the software boasts efficient, easy to create presentation capabilities, it also runs the risk of sending your audience into a bullet-point induced coma. To bridge the gap between the time-strapped presenter and the weary-eyed audience, I (full disclosure: an untrained, non- […]

  • Coming Soon – Large Classroom Teaching

    The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation will soon launch an online module on Exploring Large Classroom Teaching. The University of Toronto’s faculty and graduate students have a fair bit of experience in this area (as you might imagine) and we have looked to them for insight and advice on this topic. We’ve divided this […]

  • 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 […]