TAP HomepageTAPTalk ArchiveFebruary 2008

Teaching with Technology
With so many technological resources available to TAs, it makes sense to consider making use of them to enhance your teaching experience both in and out of the classroom. There are a variety of ways to incorporate technology into your course, from illustrating lecture to creating web resources, and from emailing to grading. Furthermore, knowing...

TAP Workshops in February
Designing a Syllabus
Date:    Thursday, February 7
Time:    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place:   Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Active Learning in Large Classes
Date:    Tuesday, February 12
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 120AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Dealing with Different Levels of Academic Preparation
Date:    Wednesday, February 13
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 174, Busch Campus Center, BC

Time Management
Date:    Tuesday, February 19
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 122A, Busch Campus Center, BC

That's a Great Example! Using Analogy, Allegory,
and Application in the Classroom

Date:    Tuesday, February 26
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 122AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

Interacting with Students: Emails, Letters of
Recommendation, & Office Hours

Date:    Wednesday, February 27
Time:    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place:   Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Other workshops in February
Teaching with Technology
Career Services


Encouraging Classroom Participation
During the first weeks of the semester, TAs hold the power to establish a classroom dynamic that will last for the rest of the term. Creating an interactive classroom can have many benefits for both the instructor and the students. When students have the opportunity to react to material during class time, the instructor gets immediate feedback on how material is being received. Also, from the students' perspective, the often-quoted proverb...

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The Master Faculty Observation Program
TAP has assembled a select group of outstanding faculty members who have volunteered to provide graduate students with the opportunity to observe their classes. The names, teaching schedules, and contact information of these veteran teachers are listed on our website. Earn a certificate by visiting three or more classes.

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