Teaching While Learning Guide

At some point in your career as a graduate student, you are likely to work with undergraduate students as a teacher. Whether you lead weekly discussion sections for an upper-level English seminar, grade papers for a large, introductory lecture in government, run laboratories for a biochemistry course, or mentor undergraduates as part of your own research, you face the dual challenge of teaching while learning how to teach.

This Teaching While Learning guide was developed by CNDLS staff and Georgetown University graduate students as a response to the need for a source of information on graduate teaching that would be both general enough to be useful and specific enough to be used.

In addition to the resources below, you might be interested in “Teaching and Learning as a Graduate Student,” an episode (featuring AT Program graduates!) in CNDLS’ What We’re Learning About Learning podcast.

INTRODUCTION

ROLES OF A GTA

SKILLS OF A GTA

CONTEXT

RESOURCES