Twenty Top Time-Tested TA Teaching Tips

Daniel D. Garcia
University of California, Berkeley

Slides: PPTX (3 MiB), PDF (2 MiB)
Handout: PDF (150 KiB)

2008-08-21 @ 09:30 - 10:00 PST
Fall 2008 Teaching Conference for International GSIs
145 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA USA


At the close of the 2008Sp semester in our CS301 : Teaching Techniques (for new TAs) class, I asked my students to come up with what they felt was the most important thing they learned from class that a new TA should know. This talk will highlight the top 20 that were mentioned, massaged a bit. This advice is pure gold for first-time TAs.


  1. GSI Teaching & Resource Center @ UC Berkeley
  2. Garcia, Daniel D.; Astrachan, Owen; Parlante, Nick; and Reges, Stuart. Teaching Tips We Wish They'd Told Us Before We Started (Panel), SIGCSE 2007, Covington, KY, March 7-10, 2007.

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