Teaching Assistant (TA) Training Seminar
TA Training Seminars are held each August and January. WPI policy is that this training is required for all first-time graduate Teaching Assistants, regardless of prior teaching experience. The next offering will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 15-16, 2019.. New TAs will receive details by email.
Preparation for the TA Training Session on "Engaging Students Through Interactive Lessons"
- Option to Start Preparing Lesson in Advance (PDF)
- Instructions for Required Reading and Viewing (PDF)
- The Basics of Giving a Good Lesson (PDF)
The Torch or the Firehose: A Guide for Graduate Teaching Assistants
This excellent collection of advice by Arthur Mattuck, Professor of Mathematics at MIT, is accessible through the MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) site.
Getting Feedback About Your Performance
TAs benefit from constructive feedback from both the supervising instructor and from students. Some departments have processes for collecting feedback at the end of the course, and some departments have no formal process. The document linked below explains options for gathering feedback from students both at the end of the course (if the department has no process) and mid-way through the term.