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You have finished your Ph.D. and landed your first academic job. Scanning the fine print, you realize the introductory class you have been assigned to teach is being held in an auditorium. A really big auditorium. Panic begins to set in…. In this handy and practical book, Elisa Carbone offers a wealth of sound advice on how to deal with a large class, from the first day to end-of-semester evaluations. Full of examples taken from many different disciplines, Teaching Large Classes will be an ideal companion for any teacher facing the challenge of the large introductory class.

Working Effectively with Teaching Assistants (TAs)
Working effectively with teaching assistants (TAs)

Guido Francescato (Architecture) received his first appointment as a teaching assistant in Argentina at the National University of Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of General Juan Perón. He and the other TAs expected to run the labs and help the professor. However, shortly before the semester began, the professor made a few comments that were deemed to be in opposition to the government, and he was thrown into prison. Because this was a public university, no one could admit that the professor was in jail. Instead, the TAs were told that this was their course and they'd better get themselves together and teach it.

When Francescato became a professor, teaching large classes and managing a ...

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