On May 9, the Bok Center hosted our 3rd annual Showcase, celebrating innovative teaching from the past academic year. Visitors from across the Harvard community and beyond explored over 20 booths highlighting many of the diverse courses and programs created by Bok Center staff, student fellows, and faculty partners.... Read more about Bok Showcase 2019: Innovative Teaching in the Spotlight
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As teachers, we want students to feel comfortable enough to express themselves and fully engage in our classrooms, and as students, we want to feel understood, accepted and respected. Join the Bok Center for an afternoon workshop in which we facilitate a conversation between TFs and undergraduates on practices for introducing gender pronouns in the classroom. With the aim of making gender identities and dynamics more explicit, we’ll discuss why pronouns matter in the classroom, and we’ll generate and explore different techniques for both students and teachers to articulate their...
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 hands-on...
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!
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
The first assignment, for the General Education course on “Primitive Navigation,” was for students to start at the John Harvard statue in the Yard, walk due west for what seemed 20 minutes with no tools or aids including a watch or phone, and see where they ended up. Probably students had an inkling this wasn’t going to end well. They would end up all over the greater Harvard Square area, knowing they were “lost.” So what?
Each year, eight PhD candidates are chosen to receive in-depth, personalized mentoring and coaching by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. The program culminates in a symposium of brief, compelling talks where these scholars present their research from the Sanders Theatre stage.