I’m six weeks into my second term, and although there are some similarities from last term, there’s a lot going on that’s new, too. More TAing, new classes, field trips, academic journals and preparing for 3 conferences is keeping me busy.
What do you get when you mix a passionate teacher with a lawyer who loves creative writing? In this case, you find a viable business plan and an attractive book publishing concept: children’s picture books with space for kids to create their own illustrations.
Being a teaching assistant is not just about teaching. It’s a way to fund your own studies, learn how to wield your new-found authority, and look at students from the other end of the marking microscope.
“I can see a lot of benefits — teaching experience is always good. It will be very good work experience. How many people can say that they spent a year working abroad? It’s a full-time paying job too, so I guess it’s pretty cool that I have that guaranteed for 12 months after graduating.”