Three pieces of advice for rising TAs
Three quick pieces of advice to TAs from Ben Wiggins, who chatted with us about teaching and talking about science:
1. Come in humble. If you do, you can serve a lot of people. If you come in demanding respect for your position, you will lose people.
2. Be as efficient as you can. The coolest things about teaching won’t happen until the other prep (like planning, grading, etc.) is done.
3. You will make mistakes. Don’t be afraid of them. By making mistakes and accepting it, you can give your students an opportunity to work through something and solve it themselves.