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Teaching Assistants

Trans-Atlantic Concord: Tutoring by Paraprofessionals Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.04.2017 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Proven tutoring models of all types should be a standard offering for every school. More research is always needed to find more effective and cost-effective strategies. But there is no reason whatsoever not to use what we have now.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Become a Teaching Assistant?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Clara Lieu

Working as a TA can be a highly enriching and rewarding experience. By collaborating with the professor and students, you learn to cultivate vital relationships and gain essential perspective.

Making Effective Use of Paraprofessionals

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) in England has just released its first six reports of studies evaluating various interventions. In each case,...

How to Hire the Perfect Assistant, Using the Rules of Online Dating

Rebekah Epstein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
Rebekah Epstein

As I learned last week, finding a personal assistant is no easy task. But it can be easier if you apply the rapid-fire character assessment tricks we online daters know already. With enough time, you'll find the perfect match.

Extraordinary Professors: The Virtuosos and the Conductors

Edward Lando | Posted 04.07.2013 | College
Edward Lando

At the beginning of some semesters, I take my seat for the first class and the professor comes in, and starts speaking. And suddenly I know that it's become an honor to have a seat in this room.

In Defense of Teaching Assistants

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Pardon me for being so bold, but... What's so bad about TAs? In my eyes, comparing a professor and a TA isn't necessarily about one being better than the other. Rather, I think they offer two very different teaching styles.

The University of Illinois Strike, Wrapped Up

Rich Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rich Potter

The Graduate Employees' Organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has successfully ended a two-day strike against the university administration.

The Lifeblood of Undergraduate Education Is on Strike

Emily F. Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Emily F. Shaw

The Fighting Illini don't have much fight on the gridiron this year. But the University administration has more than enough fight to allow a strike of its TAs to begin.