Organize weekly sessions for teaching assistants to discuss their experiences assisting students, learn from each other, and prepare for teaching.

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  • Teaching assistants (TAs) often have helpful insights into what is working well and isn’t working well in the course. This can be helpful for TAs to share with each other and can help you improve the course.
  • Designate one TA each week to take notes so that you can share their insights with TAs in future semesters.
  • These types of activities are incredibly important because building an identity and a community around being a teaching assistant (TA) helps improve recruitment, retention, and overall experience.
  • You can have separate weekly sessions for each course or have combined sessions for all TAs.
  • Consider building from these weekly sessions toward offering a CS teaching methods course.