Teachin' Books is back for Season Twoooooo, and I'm excited, y'all! …especially because this first episode is part of a special two-part series to kick off Season Two, and it features a couple of my dearest friends, Megan Solberg and Ian Moy, Ph.D. candidates at the University of Saskatchewan who have a combined variety of experiences as Teaching Assistants.
In Part One of this two-parter on Teaching Assistantships, we talk about: protecting your mental health as a TA; working in good ways with lead instructors; solidarity, friendship, community-building (!!!); handling challenging dynamics in a team-teaching context; anchoring in compassion and self-compassion; embracing uncertainty; learning how science works (my bad lol); and more! We also answer listener questions along the way, with more answers coming in Part Two. Hit play, enjoy, and get in touch if you have more to add, or to ask, about teachin' assistin' (too much?).
- Shoutouts to two of the awesome lead instructors Megan and Ian have worked with in their history as TAs: former guests and friends of the podcast Joanne Leow and Wendy Roy!
- Writing Help Centre at the University of Saskatchewan
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's 94 Calls to Action
- Twitter thread by @cedarsageskoden with links to Paypals, e-transfer addresses, etc. of Indigenous folks seeking support
- Prairie Sage Protectors Grocery Registry
Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram @TeachinBooksPod. You can also get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this kick-off to Season Two, I'd so appreciate if you'd share the pod with a friend, rate it, review it, tell your folks tell your family tell your neighbours and anyone who will listen!
**The transcript for this episode, once available, will be here.**