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

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Announcing the 2019 Harvard Horizons Scholars

December 20, 2018

Eight scholars have been appointed as 2019 Harvard Horizons Scholars, studying topics from glass sea sponges to musical Esperanto. Harvard Horizons is designed to promote interdisciplinary sharing of PhD students’ big ideas and to teach students how to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience. Over the next several months these eight graduate students will work closely with the Bok Center as part of our support for Professional and Scholarly Communication. Congratulations to the Horizons Scholars!

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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Upcoming Events

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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2019 Jan 23

Problem Solving in STEM Classes: Engaging Your Students in Section

2:00pm to 4:00pm


Science Center 302

Problem solving is a central activity in science, engineering, and math classes. In this workshop, designed for both new and experienced TFs in the STEM disciplines, we will explore strategies for teaching with problems. How and why might you encourage students to work in groups to solve problems? How can you enable a variety of students to participate and share their answers and ideas with the class? This workshop will provide you with practical methods for creating an inclusive classroom environment for all students to learn to solve problems and tackle scientific and...

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