International Teachers and Scholars

2018 Nov 02

Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom: A Lunchtime Discussion for TFs and Undergraduates

11:00am to 12:30pm


Bok Center Learning Lab, 50 Church Street Suite 308

How do gender and sexuality show up or remain invisible to both TFs and undergraduates in the classroom, and how can this impact teaching and learning? In this lunchtime conversation between TFs and undergraduates from the Undergraduate Council, we hope to refine our awareness of how different identities enter the classroom, deepen our vocabularies for analyzing how power and privilege can correspond to different identities, and strategize ways to foster equity through our pedagogy. This discussion will allow participants to share and discuss their own classroom experiences with these...

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Spring Showcase a Smashing Success

May 25, 2018

On May 2, the Bok Center hosted our second annual Spring Showcase, featuring the amazing ways in which our faculty and student partners are transforming teaching at Harvard.  The Bok Center has created a vibrant intergenerational community of teachers and learners, who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to create inspiring and innovative courses and programs.... Read more about Spring Showcase a Smashing Success

2018 Aug 30

Fall Teaching Conference Day 2: For New and Experienced Teachers

8:30am to 4:30pm


Sever Hall, Harvard Yard


Early Bird Registration is now open!  Register Here.

Held over two days with programming geared toward new and experienced graduate student teachers at Harvard, the Fall Teaching Conference features workshops and sessions led by experts from across the university. This pre-semester conference...

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PhD Candidates Wow the Crowd at Harvard Horizons

April 12, 2018

Held on the evening of 11 April, the sixth annual Harvard Horizons Symposium featured the research of eight stellar Harvard PhD candidates. Under the guidance of the Bok Center's experts in professional and scholarly communication, the scholars have worked intensively together since January, honing their skills and building a sense of community that reaches across their disciplinary boundaries.


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A Coveted Teaching Award

December 18, 2017

Yanpeng Sun, PhD ’19, had never been abroad until he came to Harvard from China in 2013 to pursue his doctorate in structural geology. “It was a bit scary at the beginning,” he recalls. Although Sun had started learning English at age 11, he needed to improve his oral skills before assuming his teaching fellow responsibilities.

Thanks to the Bok Center’s Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars—and with considerable personal drive and support from his faculty advisor—Sun has greatly enhanced his grammar, vocabulary, and conversational...

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2018 Apr 06

Speaking with Authority

1:00pm to 3:00pm


125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

How can you establish and maintain credibility as a speaker? What makes a speaker sound confident? In this interactive workshop, we will discuss and practice verbal and nonverbal strategies for establishing a presence and speaking with authority with consideration for a range of academic contexts, such as in teaching, participating in discussions, or giving a presentation.
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