I went to a school far too tiny to even consider Teachers Assistants (TAs). I suppose we had ‘work study.’ Sometimes those students would grade papers and whatnot. But in the traditional sense of a TA who grades and facilitates group discussions and whatnot, we did not.
After my experience not finding my TA training, I felt somewhat nervous about this coming semester. I shouldn’t have.
TAing (so far) is so much fun! It is so wonderful being back in the world of political theory. The texts for this semester cover Homer, Aristotle, and Augustine. AKA: all authors I read for fun.
I have a feeling I shall have many stories from the students this semester. At the very least, I will learn to become an excellent small group discussion facilitator! (Did you know I’m supposed to prepare my own syllabus? ‘Cause I just found that out.)
I am TAing this coming semester for an undergrad class! It is a very exciting opportunity. I have no idea what I am doing.
I read the handbook very carefully and it said TA training would take place today and gave a building. I asked the department I am in for more specifics. They didn’t know anything more either.
But it said all day training so I took off work today and showed up at the building. All for nothing! If the training did take place, they hid it well. I wandered around the entire place and found nothing.
Which is fine and all, but I still have no idea what I am doing.
The past few days I have been in Sheboygan, WI attending the Grassroots Leadership Academy’s Level 3 training. It has been a while since I have sat for 8 hours and listened to a presenter. Thankfully, these trainers are the best. Lots of hands on activity and interesting content…and coffee.
Lots and lots of coffee. I am going to crash so hard on Sunday.