Optimizing Teaching Assistants

In preparation for the conversation on Tuesday October 11, 2011, we would like to hear your thoughts on optimizing TAs.  Reflect on the questions below, and write a note in comment section (you will have to log in to do so).

Are there any specific strategies that you use to optimize TA time?

Describe one thing that is critical for the efficiency of your teaching team.

What is the most time consuming task for your TA? What do you do to offset that?

If you could tell your TA one piece of advice about time management, what would it be?