As I noted in an earlier post, I have given the Teaching Assistants working for me some more autonomy. By and large this has been successful. I need to better explain my expectations to each of the TAs and perhaps individually. One thing that continues to be extremely important–being available for a quick chat with a TA. I know that they appreciate this. It’s a constant learning experience for them and for me.
The increased autonomy gives them a sense of ownership with their job, their apprenticeship. And, I hope this translates into a better learning experience for each of the TAs and a good tutorial for the enrolled students. I’m really looking forward to Summer school and working with two TAs for the course. Teachable moments!