Science Magazine published a paper last year about how teaching experiences improve graduate student’s methodological research skills. Check out the paper here.
Teaching is a skill that is transferrable to all other aspects of your life, including your research!
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology have just announced their 2012-2013 workshop offerings for the Instructional Skills Workshop and Presentation Skills Workshop.
CTLT offers various professional development workshops for graduate students that focus on teaching, presenting, amongst others.
The Instructional Skills Workshop is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notification for participating. It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participants teaching skills and confidence. It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience. Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop. To see 2012-2013 dates, or to register for the July ISW, please go to: http://www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/series/view/5
The Presentation Skills Workshop is a 2-day workshop that focuses on presenting and presentation-related skills. This workshop is great if you have an upcoming conference talk, defense, or even job interview. This workshop is always in high demand. To see the 2012-2013 dates, or to register for the July PSW, please go to: http://www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/series/view/20
CTLT also offer many other workshops throughout the year. Please check out their website frequently for updates.