While new teaching assistants may be working in different disciplines or different contexts, they often have similar concerns about the strategies that will help them and their students be successful. If you are just embarking on your first teaching experiences, you will find the short articles below to be useful and timely. These articles draw from the current research on teaching and learning to address some of the most common concerns new teachers have.
Each article presents an opportunity to explore your thinking, learn about key principles, and consider examples of how those principles can be put into practice. Our goal is to provide tools for new teachers and to remind you that you are not alone!
If you are a new (or experienced) teacher with a question about teaching that isn’t addressed here, please feel free to contact us.
Developing your Teacher Persona
- The Mindset of an Effective and Happy Teaching Assistant
- Being a Confident New Teacher
- Establishing Your Credibility as a New Teacher
Planning to Teach Effectively
- How do students learn?
- Fostering Student Engagement
- Planning Your First Day of Class
- Using Communication to Help Students Learn
Creating and Maintaining an Effective Learning Environment
- Developing Course Policies that Motivate and Support Student Learning
- Managing (and Making the Most of) Difficult Discussions
- Understanding and Responding to Challenging Student Behaviors