P691G – Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar

Week 2 – Identifying characteristics of good GTAs


  • Reflect on the behaviors of good and bad TAs.
  • Use those reflections to create a group image of the definition of a good TA.
  • Express that as a GTA “contract.”


  • VoiceThread – Edward Prather. “Are You Really Teaching If No One Is Learning?” Colloquium presented at the Science, mathematics, and computer education colloquium, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, September 25, 2009. https://youtu.be/NCUyIh3PssI.


  • JITT – Address comments on presentation in VoiceThread
  • Gallery Walk:
    • What makes a good TA?
    • What makes a bad TA?
  • Homework: The facilitator writes up the classroom synthesis as a contract which the students then sign as homework.