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Teaching Matters

Call for Participants! Why does teaching matter to you?

April 9, 2019

With the academic year coming to a close, it’s a great time to look back over the year and take stock of not only everything you’ve accomplished, but also everything you’ve learned, especially as a teacher. It’s easy to catalog all of the work done in the classroom, like the lessons planned, lectures delivered, and exams graded, and to have a sense of how your students progressed through the semester. It’s less straightforward to realize how much you have learned from teaching.... Read more about Call for Participants! Why does teaching matter to you?

2019 Apr 10

Harvard Horizons Symposium, 2019

4:30pm to 6:30pm

HH2019

The Bok Center is proud to partner with GSAS on the Harvard Horizons program.  We support the students in their task of crafting 5-minute versions of their dissertation research, coaching them on storytelling, performance, and multimedia. Come learn from this year’s cohort as they present their work...

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2019 Apr 23

Pre-Texts Workshop

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Bok Center, 125 Mt. Auburn St., 3rd Floor

3 sessions (in sequence)
Wednesday, April 17, 4:00-7:00pm
Thursday, April 18, 4:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, April 23, 4:00-7:00pm

The Bok Center and Professor Doris Sommer, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, invite Faculty and Teaching Fellows interested in creative ways of engaging with texts to participate in a 3-session workshop to explore Pre-Texts for adaptation in the Harvard classroom.

Pre-Texts is pedagogical acupuncture. With the...

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2019 Apr 17

Pre-Texts Workshop

Repeats every weekday until Thu Apr 18 2019 .
4:00pm to 7:00pm

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Bok Center, 125 Mt. Auburn St., 3rd Floor

3 sessions (in sequence)
Wednesday, April 17, 4:00-7:00pm
Thursday, April 18, 4:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, April 23, 4:00-7:00pm

The Bok Center and Professor Doris Sommer, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, invite Faculty and Teaching Fellows interested in creative ways of engaging with texts to participate in a 3-session workshop to explore Pre-Texts for adaptation in the Harvard classroom.

Pre-Texts is pedagogical acupuncture. With the...

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2019 Apr 01

Faculty Lunch: How can you develop your own effective style for visual aids in teaching?

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

50 Church St. Room 308

Rachelle GaudetRachelle Gaudet, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Teaching is, among many other things, fundamentally an act of communication. To teach effectively, an instructor must be able to anticipate her students’ prior knowledge, and figure out how to render her own expertise legible to non-experts. Images and visualizations are often crucial to this act.... Read more about Faculty Lunch: How can you develop your own effective style for visual aids in teaching?

2019 Mar 01

Exploratory Seminar on Fostering an Inclusive Environment in the Classroom (Part 2)

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Friday, February 8, 2019 11:00am-1:00pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 11:00am-1:00pm

This seminar explores ways in which faculty can make their courses welcoming to low-income and first-generation students. Rather than thinking about how to “acclimatize” students to the specific culture of Harvard, this two-part seminar asks how Harvard can remake its own pedagogical culture to foster a better learning environment for all students, in keeping with the recommendations set forth in the Spring 2018 report from the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging. We will discuss...

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2019 Feb 08

Exploratory Seminar on Fostering an Inclusive Environment in the Classroom (Part 1)

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Lamont Library Room B-30

Friday, February 8, 2019 11:00am-1:00pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 11:00am-1:00pm

This seminar explores ways in which faculty can make their courses welcoming to low-income and first-generation students. Rather than thinking about how to “acclimatize” students to the specific culture of Harvard, this two-part seminar asks how Harvard can remake its own pedagogical culture to foster a better learning environment for all students, in keeping with the recommendations set forth in the Spring 2018 report from the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging. We will discuss...

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2019 May 09

Bok Showcase

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

50 Church St. 3rd Floor

Bok Showcase

Join the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning as we showcase projects and innovations across the Harvard teaching community.  Our community of students, scholars, and staff will be sharing what we have done and learned this year, through...

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2019 May 02

Reading Period

Thu May 2 (All day) to Wed May 8 (All day)

2019 Mar 16

Spring Recess

Sat Mar 16 (All day) to Sun Mar 24 (All day)

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