Teaching Assistants’ Training Program

  • How to Use Images in Slides Effectively

    David Chang, Department of Psychology and TATP Science Trainer, offers some quick tips on effective ways to use images in your slides. Watch more TATP Shorts on a variety of tips and suggestions for tutorials and classes on the TATP site.

  • 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.  

  • Working with CTSI: from Work Study to Videographer

    By Wes Adams, Videographer, CTSI It’s been almost a year now since I started working at CTSI. I began this position a little under a year ago as work-study student with the role of video editor and assistant to the department’s talented Communications Coordinator, Kathleen Olmstead. Other than the exciting prospect of getting some hands-on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Narratives and teaching

    Robin Sutherland-Harris and I were co-facilitators of a TATP workshop today.  The workshop challenged TAs to convey a narrative (or a story) in a lesson for their students.  One of the foundational assumptions of the workshop was that narrative is a part of everyday life, including classroom life.  In the words of Abbott in The Cambridge […]

  • Evaluating participation

    Evaluating student participation in tutorials or seminars can be a challenge for everyone from first time TAs to experienced instructors. Recently, I came across an interesting suggestion posted on the Student Participation/Active Learning page on the website of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  They offer the suggestion of providing students with the opportunity […]

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