Train teaching assistants to use the Socratic method so they can help students improve their reasoning skills.

  • In particular, train teaching assistants (TAs) to use methods that help guide students to the answer rather than giving them the answer immediately.
    • The goal is for TAs to make suggestions that will allow students to figure out the answer themselves.
  • Note from the CS Teaching Tips Team: The Socratic method is a form of discussion facilitated by questions between participants to develop critical thinking skills. For more information, check out this Wikipedia entry on the Socratic method.