Have teaching assistant candidates do a mock teaching and debugging session in the interview process to begin their training assess their ability to scaffold students’ learning.

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  • This strategy can help you avoid hiring TAs based solely on content knowledge, as students with the most content knowledge will not necessarily be the most effective TAs.
  • Interviewing TA candidates can help increase the prestige as well as quality of the TAs.
  • Providing TAs feedback during this interview provides an opportunity for initial one-on-one training.