This January 19-21, PhD students are invited to learn more about our programs and resources, enhance their teaching and professional development, connect with peers across disciplines, and have fun with teaching!

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2020-21 Bok Annual Report

2020-21 Bok Annual Report

December 17, 2021

As we reflect on the year and prepare for winter recess, we are pleased to share our 2020-21 annual report, which showcases our year of remote teaching and learning. The report highlights key moments from the year as we transitioned our programming and support online, and endeavored to keep up with the needs of teachers and learners across the FAS.  We are proud of our work supporting faculty and PhD students and building community around teaching throughout these challenging times. 

We wish you a restful and restorative winter recess, and we look forward to working...

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Behind the Bok: Dani Duke

Behind the Bok: Dani Duke

October 27, 2021

Each month we will profile a member of the Bok staff in order for our friends and colleagues to learn more about us, the full range of work that we do, how we approach our work, and what is happening in the world of teaching and learning from different perspectives.

Dani Duke, Program Coordinator... Read more about Behind the Bok: Dani Duke

Behind the Bok: Yasemin Kalender

Behind the Bok: Yasemin Kalender

October 1, 2021

Each month we will profile a member of the Bok staff in order for our friends and colleagues to learn more about us, the full range of work that we do, how we approach our work, and what is happening in the world of teaching and learning from different perspectives.

Yasemin Kalender, Assistant Director, Science Pedagogy... Read more about Behind the Bok: Yasemin Kalender

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Upcoming Events

2022 Jan 19

Hit the Ground Running: A Discussion for New TFs

9:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom

Led by:
Pamela Pollock, Director of Professional Development
Rebecca Miller Brown, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Programming

Are you a new Teaching Fellow, wondering how to prepare for your first semester of teaching? PhD students who have completed the self-study modules on our Hit the Ground Running Canvas site are invited to this interactive workshop where we will review key components of each core module, starting with...

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2022 Jan 19

Online Office Hours for FAS Faculty, Students, and Staff

Repeats every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday until Fri Feb 04 2022 except Mon Jan 17 2022.
10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95868069107?pwd=Q3g1WU1iS1AvaDd0VjBFc3dpY0lVdz09
Drop in to have representatives of Academic Technology, the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and Harvard Library answer any of your questions about Canvas, Zoom, or technology in teaching.
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2022 Jan 19

Using Growth Mindset to Improve Teaching and Learning

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

Led by:
Yasemin Kalender, Assistant Director, Science Pedagogy

Growth mindset—the belief that your skills and intelligence are malleable and can be improved with hard work and practice—has been shown to be a vital aspect of learning. In this session, we will focus on developing a growth mindset for ourselves and for our students, and why both are important. It is often all too easy to think of ourselves as finished products with set skills, but this can hinder our attempts to be willing to learn new knowledge and skills. Fostering a “growth mindset”...

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2022 Jan 19

Teaching and Learning in Community: A Roundtable Discussion with Experienced Teaching Fellows

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Led by:
Julia Judge Mulhall, Bok Pedagogy Fellow and PhD Student in Classics, with other experienced TFs

Developing as a teacher means learning from yourself, and your peers, as well as having some teaching mentors. In this interactive panel discussion, explore key topics in teaching with experienced TFs. They will discuss their approaches to 1) organization and time management, 2) working on a teaching team, 3) building rapport, connecting with students and working to build an inclusive classroom, and 4) how your own identity as a teacher affects your...

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2022 Jan 20

Becoming a Critically Reflective Practitioner

9:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom

Led by:
Pamela Pollock, Director of Professional Development

We may wonder or worry about how we’re doing as teachers-- but how do we know?! As scholars, we are always developing our research, but how do we think about learning and growing as a teacher? In this session, we will consider the nature of feedback as well as strategies for collecting it and using it to improve our practice. We will explore Stephen Brookfield’s lenses for reflective teaching-- 1) self, 2) students, 3) colleagues, and 4) scholarship-- to consider these questions and build...

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