The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology offers a wide range of resources of value to teaching assistants, both at our Centre and website. We will continue to develop and share more resources to help support you in your role as a teaching assistant. Feel free to check back often for any updates.
An Instructional Resource Guide for Teaching Assistants
The An Instructional Resource Guide for Teaching Assistants has practical strategies and information to help novice and experienced Teaching Assistants.
The Resource Guide answers questions such as:
- What is my role as TA?
- How can I use different instructional techniques to enhance my classes?
- How do I encourage student participation?
- How do I manage conflicts in the classroom?
- How do I best prepare for laboratory sessions?
- How can I manage stress?
And much, much more!
Our Graduate Student Program offers the following professional development opportunities that may assist teaching assistants with building teaching skills:
- Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW)
- Graduate Peer Review of Teaching Program
- Graduate Peer Review of Presentations Program
- Grad/TA Institute - Series of workshop offered during the reading break in winter term
- The Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning
- Faculty-TA program (Coming Soon) - In this program, we offer opportunities for TAs to explore strategies to build a harmonious and rewarding professional relationship with the faculty member they work with.
- Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning at UBC
Registration information is available on the CTLT Events website
- Online Instructional Resources - Michigan State University
- Teaching Assistant Handbook - University of Texas at Dallas
- The Art of TAing by Kostas Pagiamtzis
- Icebreakers and Energizers: Kim’s Korner for Teacher Talk