Greetings history grads! Hopefully you are all enjoying the last days of summer.

TH@Y (Teaching History @ York), an initiative in our department for history TAs by history TAs, will be running a History-specific TA Day on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH. Coffee and Registration will be at 8:30 and presentations and workshops will start at 9 a.m. Please join us in the Department of History Common Room (Vari Hall 2183).

Though this event is targeted at new and incoming TAs, we would also like to invite experienced TAs to come and share their experience and meet their new colleagues. Also, recall that TH@Y is offering a certificate (validated by the Department) for those students who attend eight or more TH@Y events. Of course, the value of our TA Days and other TH@Y activities comes not only from the certificate, but also from the valuable insight offered by an open dialogue with your fellow TAs.

Topics at this fall’s TA Day will include:

-Icebreakers and First-Day Protocol

-Lesson Planning

-Marking, Rubrics, and Encouraging Participation

-Rights and Responsibilities, Conflict and Accommodations

-Tech in the Classroom

This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your teaching skills and to meet our incoming TAs and hopefully some MAs as well, in addition to working towards the TH@Y Certificate in Teaching. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP to Max Smith at smithm21@yorku.ca by August 29th.

We look forward to seeing you again on September 4th!

Marlee Couling

Maximilian Smith

Joanna Pearce

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