Reflecting on Your First Semester

As you are getting to the end of your first semester as a teaching assistant (TA), it’s good to take a moment to stop and reflect on what has happened. What parts of your teaching were you most proud of? What parts would you like to improve? This section provides some ways to reflect on your teaching practice. Self-reflection is a great way to grow and learn as an educator and we encourage you to engage in self-reflection frequently.

There is also a module that will introduce you to the idea of a teaching dossier, something that is quite common for anyone who wishes to pursue a job with an education component (including university faculty positions). We recommend reading through this section before the end of your first semester so you can save materials for your dossier.