Presented below are two different instructor styles. Which one do you find more motivating?
Professor Beats Student
Most students like to know that their TA is approachable. They want to be comfortable coming to you with a question, and they want to feel that you have some interest in them as individuals. And, of course, knowing your students as individuals will help you as a teacher since you'll have a better sense of their needs and interests – and can shape your classes accordingly.