Register Now for Winter Teaching Week!

Course DesignWe are excited to invite all TFs to join us for Winter Teaching Week, January 23-25, 2019!  Winter Teaching Week offers TFs the opportunity to hone their skills as teachers and communicators, with three days of standalone workshops on everything from foundational training for new TFs to professional development workshops for those preparing for the job market. Learn more and register here.

Current News

Caitlyn Olson, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Pedagogy Fellow at the 2018 Fall Teaching Conference.

Applications Open for Pedagogy Fellows 2019-2020 Cohort!

December 3, 2018
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cohort of Pedagogy Fellows! The Pedagogy Fellows Program is a professional development opportunity for experienced and creative graduate students to collaborate with faculty, administration, and the Bok Center’s senior staff to enhance teaching in their disciplines and in the FAS more broadly. 

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Celebrating Mentoring at the Harvard Ed Portal

December 2, 2018

The Harvard Ed Portal, which is celebrating ten years of community partnership between Harvard and Boston, shared the work of K-12 students and their mentors at a community reception on December 2.  Susan Johnson, the Bok Center’s Assistant Director for Socially Engaged Learning, works with a cohort of 20-25 undergraduate mentors each semester, helping them to create age-specific curricula and develop as educators.  

Read more about the Ed Portal mentoring program and the community reception - attended by President Larry Bacow - in this Crimson article.


Upcoming Events

2019 Jan 10

Registration Opens for Select Bok Seminars

(All day)

Registration opens for the following Bok Seminars:

Communicating Science

How to Talk to Your Students: Communication in Context

Mentoring: How to Advise (and be Advised)

Foundations of Teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Design: From Transparency to Transfer

Please visit the Bok Seminars page for descriptions and registration information.

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2019 Jan 23

Winter Teaching Week

Wed Jan 23 (All day) to Fri Jan 25 (All day)


Science Center Building

Winter Teaching Week is a series of intensive workshops offered during J-Term in conjunction with January@GSAS for graduate student teachers at every stage, from just starting out to looking toward the job market. These workshops feature specialists from the Bok Center and other units at Harvard and span a variety of subject areas, including: teaching fundamentals, public speaking, professional development, and more! Pre-registration is mandatory. 


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2019 Jan 23

Digital Teaching Methods Seminar

9:00am to 4:00pm


Cabot Science Library Instructional Space, LL03

Join the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group ( for the Digital Teaching Methods workshop, a foundational seminar that focuses on the thoughtful integration of digital tools and methods in teaching and learning. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to several approaches that have been used successfully at Harvard, all grounded in specific pedagogical examples and use cases, including online exhibitions, annotations, timelines, data visualization, and multimedia.  Whether you will be teaching with digital tools for the first...

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2019 Jan 23

Hit the Ground Running

9:00am to 12:00pm


Science Center 418d

What can new TFs do to get ready for the first day of class and beyond? Come to this introduction to the fundamentals of teaching to practically prepare to teach for the first time, to learn about resources available to you as you begin your teaching career, and to build confidence in the process! We follow the arc of the semester in this workshop, starting with the first day of class and moving through lesson planning, delivery, and giving and receiving feedback. Please bring a syllabus to use (your own or one for a class you might teach).This session is designed for TFs...

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