Tales of TAing
So I had my first TA meeting of the semester. I’m TAing a second-year, introductory Molecular Biology lab. My particular lab section will be in a bigger laboratory where a second section, TA’d by another TA, will also be taught. So me and this other TA have to coordinate our pre-lab talks and quizzes etc.
They’re pairing inexperienced TA’s (me, as I’ve never TA’d this course) and experienced TAs in these joint sections. So during the meeting, I introduced myself to the other TA that I’m paired with.
He is the very epitome of a dude-bro. I can’t even describe to you the look on his face when he realized he was paired with me. Kind of a combination of “I’ve stepped in dog shit” and “disappointing christmas present”. He got out of there as quick as he could. Which did wonders for my feeling of self-worth.
This is going to be a fuuuuuuun semester.