Graduate Students

2022 May 17

Expanded Horizons: A Conversation with the 2022 Harvard Horizons Scholars

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Online

Expanded Horizons will feature the seven 2022 Harvard Horizons Scholars in conversation about their research. In this webinar, the 2022 scholars will give very brief presentations and answer questions about their research and the process of crafting short talks for a general audience.

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Teaching Certificate

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Bok Teaching Certificate Recipients!

April 29, 2022

The Bok Teaching Certificate gives GSAS PhD students a tangible marker of their ongoing commitment to developing as teachers in higher education. Guided by three principles—Learn, Practice, Reflect—those who pursue the Certificate explore different topics in teaching and learning through departmental pedagogy courses and Bok Seminars, reflect on their own teaching practice, and compile a portfolio of written materials documenting their experience. We offer a tailored approach for students; no two students follow...

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2022 Jun 14

Bok Seminar - Mindful Approaches to Race in the Classroom

10:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. Room 307

Led by Ashlie Sandoval

How do you skillfully address race in the classroom, accounting for the multiple identities that students hold? How can you facilitate classroom discussions that center race without perpetuating racial harm? In this practice-based seminar, we’ll read articles from scholars working on the intersections of mindfulness and race and practice different mindfulness techniques. Drawing on scholarship and our own experiences, we’ll learn to craft learning scenarios that process hard moments instead of circumventing challenging discussions. We’ll explore how to...

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2022 Jun 06

Bok Seminar - How Students Learn

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

Led by Tamara Brenner

How does memory work? What strategies—inside and outside of the classroom—help students retain information and apply their knowledge to new situations? In this seminar, we will explore how students learn, drawing on neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and educational research. We’ll examine topics including motivation, metacognition, growth mindset, and retrieval practice, and discuss how to apply this knowledge to our own teaching. During the last two sessions of the seminar, each student will present a concept drawn from The ABC’s of How We Learn:...

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2022 Jun 08

Bok Seminar - Teaching and the Job Market: Getting From “TF” to “Colleague”

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Zoom

Led by Eleanor Finnegan and Adam Beaver

Are you on or near the job market? Enthused or concerned about the prospect of assembling a teaching portfolio, writing a syllabus, or giving a teaching demonstration? Wondering what, exactly, a “teaching philosophy” is, and how you get one? While Harvard hopefully has given you opportunities to practice and receive feedback on your teaching, it is often the case that your career as a TF is shaped by forces beyond your control: that is to say, that you’ve taught in courses, in modalities, and with assignments set by someone else, which...

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2022 Jun 06

Bok Seminar - Designing Alternative Assignments

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

50 Church St. 3rd Floor Learning Lab Studio

Led by Marlon Kuzmick, Christine D'Auria, and Jordan Koffman

In the average course, students will spend a large chunk of their time listening, a large chunk of their time reading, and some of their time making things. This seminar is devoted to the making chunk, and, within this chunk, to modes of making that are either newly emergent or overlooked.

Over the course of five sessions in the Bok Center’s Learning Lab, we will experiment with a number of different media and tools, from podcasting to performance to 3D-modeling to photography. No previous experience of...

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2022 Jun 06

Bok Seminar - Preparing to Teach: A Seminar for New TFs

9:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. Room 325

Led by Pamela Pollock and Rebecca Miller Brown

What can new TFs do to get ready for the first day of class and beyond? In this seminar, you will practically prepare to teach for the first time, learn about resources available to you as you begin your teaching career, and build confidence in the process! We will help new TFs explore best practices for traditional section teaching. We will follow the arc of the semester; each session will be devoted to a teaching topic, including the first day of class, inclusive teaching, lesson planning and delivery, and giving and receiving...

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2022 Jun 01

Bok Seminar - Speak Up! Pronunciation for International TFs

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Zoom

Led by Sarah Emory

As a non-native English speaking teacher or scholar, what strategies can you apply to improve your intelligibility when speaking English? What features of English pronunciation can you use to make it easy for others to follow you? This hands-on, interactive seminar is designed to help you assess your own pronunciation and provide focused practice on common issues that affect intelligibility. In each class we will complete exercises and activities that highlight different pronunciation features such as intonation, word and sentence stress, pausing, rhythm,...

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2022 May 11

Game Time! with the Culture and Communication Consultants

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. 3rd Floor

The Bok Center's Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars, along with the undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultant team, are hosting two Game Times! this spring at the Bok Center (125 Mt. Auburn Street, 3rd floor).

Come join us to play games like Taboo, Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Scattergories, or other active games to learn about American...

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2022 Apr 15

Game Time! with the Culture and Communication Consultants

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. 3rd Floor

The Bok Center's Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars, along with the undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultant team, are hosting two Game Times! this spring at the Bok Center (125 Mt. Auburn Street, 3rd floor).

Come join us to play games like Taboo, Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Scattergories, or other active games to learn about American...

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2022 Apr 05

Coffee Chats with the Culture and Communication Consultants

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Apr 26 2022 .
2:00pm to 3:00pm

2:00pm to 3:00pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Cafe

Do you want to learn more about undergraduate experiences, practice your English, and meet new people? Bring your coffee and join the Bok Center’s undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultants (CCCs) for drop-in conversations! No RSVP needed.

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Engaged Communication for PhD Students

Engaged Communication for PhD Students

April 1, 2022

Teaching is an act of scholarly communication, and developing communication skills is an important component of professional development. We offer programs in teaching and scholarly communication for PhD students at every stage, from newly matriculated students who want to develop strategies to more easily explain their work, to dissertation-stage students preparing to share short versions of their research on the Sanders Theatre stage. This year we focused on communicating in person (both with masks and without) after more than a year of being confined to a small square on...

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Claire Adams

Analyzing the Past Using Multimodal Projects

April 1, 2022

As a way of augmenting students' learning in History courses, Media & Design Fellow Claire Adams (PhD candidate in History) developed a series of workshops at the Learning Lab to introduce students to the fundamentals of visual communication and presenting academic findings in digital forms. Designed to work in conjunction with specific course content and the analytical methods that students need to practice, Claire’s scaffolding activities, and the...

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2022 Apr 01

Coffee Chats with the Culture and Communication Consultants

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Apr 15 2022 .
12:00pm to 1:00pm

12:00pm to 1:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Smith Center - seating area above Pavement Coffeehouse

Do you want to learn more about undergraduate experiences, practice your English, and meet new people? Bring your coffee and join the Bok Center’s undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultants (CCCs) for drop-in conversations! No RSVP needed.

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