I'll be a TA this fall. I assume I'll be grading papers and teaching the Phys 1 and 2 labs (I believe that is what was said). We don't have orientation and training until the Wed.-Fri. before Labor Day. Do any of you professors, researchers, or grad students have any suggestions or tips to make my lab something that the students enjoy? Should I just be as helpful and knowledgeable as possible? Should I force them to use their brains to figure things out? I don't know what kind of TA I'm supposed to be, I may just end up sitting in the corner grading last weeks labs for all I know. I figure if I show enough initiative they'll put me in a position of a little more authority. Thanks!