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 +=====Teaching=====
 +Each BAD grad student is required to teach for at least two semesters before graduating, usually starting in the first semester of the first year.  All first-semester GSIs are also required to take Astro 300, the introductory astro teaching course (see [[teaching#​Astronomy_300|below]]). ​ Exceptional GSI awards are awarded by the department every year (see [[teaching#​Accolades|below]]).
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 +An important resource for GSIs is the [[private:​ebrb:​home|Electronic Big Red Binder]] and, to a lesser extent, its hard copy equivalent, the Big Red Binder (located in the library) . Reuse and modification of any and all of the materials in these resources is highly encouraged!
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 +The University has a site, [[http://​gsi.berkeley.edu/​|gsi.berkeley.edu]],​ for all of your GSI-related needs.
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 +===== Astronomy 300 =====
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 +**[[Astro300|Astronomy 300]]** is a required course for entering first-year students and other first-time GSIs on instructional techniques. ​ Helps provide students with advice about teaching (with a focus on leading section for introductory astronomy, but also discussing lecturing and assisting with more advanced classes), and provides a forum for discussing and planning upcoming sections. ​ Taught every fall.
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 +=====Accolades=====
 +There are two awards for graduate student teachers: ​ The outstanding GSI award and the teaching effectiveness award. ​ If you win one, you'll be mentioned at the last colloquium of the year and again at graduation. ​ So, if you win one of these awards, go to graduation, even if you're not graduating, and you'll get to go on stage.