MIT BE TA-Training-2010
Day 1: Monday, August 30th
Monday, August 30th in Room 56-614
|<9:30 AM||Light breakfast|
|9:30-9:35||Welcome and definition of goals||Doug Lauffenburger|
|9:35-10:30||Defining expectations||Kim Hamad-Schifferli and Forest White|
|10:45-11:45||Microteaching demonstration, introduction to|
microteaching topics, and team-building exercise
|11:45-1:00||Meet/Q&A with TA mentors over lunch|
Day 2: Tuesday, August 31st
Tuesday, August 31st in Room 56-614
You will be put into groups of no more than 6 people for a practice teaching session ("microteaching"). Please sign up for a problem below by putting your name under the appropriate column. (Sample sign-ups are shown below as prb x, grp y.) Within a group, each person should do a different problem. The problem statements can be found in the "handout" section below. Please ask a fellow group member for assstance if you have trouble signing up. Microteaching is required for students teaching lecture subjects. If you are a lab subject TA and want a chance to practice, please see us - we may have a few additional slots available.
Before your session on Tuesday, please read the following two links on effective observation and feedback during microteaching:
|Problem #||Problem topic||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4|
|1||Free energy and ATP hydrolysis||prb1, grp 1||prb1, grp 4|
|2||Proton availability in a cell||prb2, grp 1||prb2, grp3|
|3||Protein-ligand binding parameters|
|4||Biologically relevant redox|
|5||Conformational entropy||prb5, grp1|
|6||Metabolic network adaptation|
Groups for Team-Building and Microteaching Sessions
Day 2 Schedule
|Session Time||Faculty Leader||Group|
|11:30 AM -1:00 PM||FW|
Handouts and Links to Resources
Final versions will go here and hardcopies will be available at the session.
- School of Engineering TA Page
- TA Rights and Responsibilities (PDF download)
- Teaching and Learning Lab
- Room 5-122; 253.2850
- See especially Teaching Recitations and The Torch or the Firehose under Teaching Materials
- Term Regulations
Please do not hesitate to talk to the faculty member(s) teaching your subject if you encounter an extraordinary situation – you are not expected to shoulder the brunt of student difficulties. For your reference, some resources for students (that includes most of you, in fact!) are below.
- Student Support Services
- Room 5-104; 253.4861
- Students who are experiencing academic or personal difficulty can be referred to the S3 office.
- Resource List 1
- Resource List 2
- BE Tutoring Service
- Juniors and seniors in BE are available to tutor for many UG core classes.
- Tutoring hours are typically set for each subject toward the beginning of the semester.
- Tutoring occurs in the student lounge (56-046).
- Office of Minority Education
- Room 4-113; 253.5010
- OME offers a tutoring service open to all students by appointment.
- Disabilities Services Office
- Room 7-145; 253.1674
- Note that faculty should be the primary contact for working with the DSO; this link is provided in case you need additional support or information.