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Teaching Skills

EECS Teaching Assistant Workshop
John Sun
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: EECS graduate students interested in teaching

Want to improve your teaching skills and your chances of getting a TAship in the future? Please come to the annual EECS TA Workshop. We will have group discussions focused on different aspects of TAing, led by experienced TAs who will share some of the things they wish they had known before they began teaching.

During this first workshop in the series, we will address topics such as the following:
What can I do to ensure that my students learn the material?
How do I write good problem sets and solutions?
How much time does TAing really take?
How do I make progress in my research, keep up in my classes, and do a good job as a TA, all in the same term?

For the second event:
During this second workshop in the series, we will address topics such as the following:
What are the differences between recitations and tutorials?
How do I encourage my students to interact with me and each other?
How much should I prepare and present, and how much time should I devote to answering students' questions?
What are some good uses of office hours?

Dinner provided. Please RSVP at website below.
Web: https://eecsgsa.mit.edu/events/
Contact: John Sun, johnsun@mit.edu
Sponsor: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cosponsor: EECS Graduate Students Association

Basics of TAing
John Sun
What can I do to ensure that my students learn the material?
How do I write good problem sets and solutions? How much time does TAing really take? How do I make progress in my research, keep up in my classes, and do a good job as a TA, all in the same term?
Mon Jan 30, 06-07:30pm, Grier B, 34-401B

Fair Use and Electronic Reserves
Roshni Gohil, Margaret H. Willison, Ellen Duranceau
Thu Jan 19, 12-01:00pm, 14N-132 (DIRC)

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 19-Jan-2012
Single session event

Are you teaching or supporting a spring class and want to learn more about copyright and electronic reserves on Stellar? We'll provide an overview of "fair use" and other restrictions for course materials and help you navigate through the ins and outs of electronic reserves. Staff from the MIT Libraries' Office of Scholarly Publishing & Licensing and Course Reserves Team will be available to answer questions. Please sign up in advance at the link below so that we can better tailor the session for your needs.

Please register at: http://libraries.mit.edu/events.
Contact: Roshni Gohil, 14S-100, x3-2283, rgohil@mit.edu
Sponsor: Libraries

How to Speak
Professor Patrick Winston
Fri Feb 3, 11am-12:00pm, 6-120

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

You can improve your speaking ability in critical situations by observing a few heuristic rules. Professor Winston's collection of rules is presented along with examples of their application not only in lectures, but also in job talks, thesis defenses, and oral examinations.
Contact: Leann Dobranski, 5-122, x3-3371, leann@mit.edu
Sponsor: Teaching and Learning Lab

Tech's Top Teachers Talk Turkey
Facilitated by: Lori Breslow, Teaching & Learning Lab
Mon Jan 30, 12-01:00pm, 4-163

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Join us for a session in which some of MIT's best teachers both faculty and teaching assistants talk about how to teach well. This is a panel discussion at which questions are strongly encouraged.
Contact: Leann Dobranski, 5-122, x3-3371, leann@mit.edu
Sponsor: Teaching and Learning Lab


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