I’ve got TAs!
Huge thanks to Danny Caballero for connecting me with two undergrads at Georgia Tech, A and Z, who are interested in teaching physics, and need to spend some time in a classroom as part of an education class they’re taking. At first, I thought they would only be visiting a few times in the semester, but it turns out Tech requires 4 hours/wk! My mind is overflowing with all the cool stuff we’re going to be able to do.
Anyway, since this is the first time I’ve ever worked with Teaching Assistants, I thought I’d reach out to the followers on this blog for a few tips.
- If you were ever an assistant teacher in a classroom, what were some of the things that made the experience most meaningful for you? If you ever had a teaching assistant in your classes, what idd you do to make the experience most meaningful for the assistant(s)?
- As awesome physics majors Z and A probably have tons of career opportunities before them besides teaching. For those of you who got into physics teaching, what drew you in? Why did you stay with teaching?
- What one piece of advice would you give to a new teacher taking his first steps into a teaching career?