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This tag is related to the role and duties of a teacher, an academic instructor, tutor or a teaching assistant.

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Typically when teaching recitation sections (in lower level applied math classes), I bring a problem or two, and ask students to fill in the steps in the solution. Usually 4 or 5 people (out of 10 …
asked Jan 31 '15 by Ben Bitdiddle
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Students basically want to know if they should take your class. To that end I would include A short (10-15 minute) sales pitch explaining what exactly your class is about and why your topic is inte …
answered Jan 21 '15 by Ben Bitdiddle
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Suppose you are introducing a new concept, and you start with (what you think is) a toy example. Is it okay to refer to your example as a "trivial problem?" Does this depend on the field and/or level of the class you are teaching? …
asked Jan 24 '15 by Ben Bitdiddle
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Unless you put a lot of thought into your lectures, it's hard to adopt the mindset of a student who knows much less than you. You may take certain concepts for granted, and you've long forgotten how …
answered Dec 10 '14 by Ben Bitdiddle
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I sent my students a feedback form (I'm a TA) and I got three responses. While they were helpful and informative responses, I am not sure how to interpret them, because there are only three of them a …
asked Jan 31 '15 by Ben Bitdiddle
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Most universities in the US have an office for students with medical issues (/disabilities), and they can go there to get academic accommodations. For instance, some students get extra time on tests, …
answered Feb 3 '15 by Ben Bitdiddle
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From your link: Where a government-funded or affiliated entity such as a University attempts to limit the freedom of expression of its students it must carefully consider the students’ Charter rig …
answered Jan 8 '15 by Ben Bitdiddle
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Let them self-organize. Then whatever happens will not be your fault. Plus students might want to work with people they are friends with. I suggest using Piazza in your classes, and creating a "sea …
answered Mar 17 '15 by Ben Bitdiddle