Fall Teaching Conference Workshop: Teaching with Presence


Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm


Sever Hall

Erika Bailey, Head of Voice and Speech, American Repertory Theater; Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media

We spend most of our time preparing for class by focusing on what we need to cover— what we need to SAY. But are we actually reaching our students? Our physical as well as our vocal presence play an integral role in our ability to communicate our ideas and engage students. This year, after more than a year of being physically distant from each other and teaching within the confines of a Zoom square, we will also be re-introduced to the possibilities of sharing the physical space of a classroom with our students. Using exercises from the theatre, we will discuss strategies to keep students focused while learning, explore how to better use your voice and physical expression, and maximize the possibilities of the newly shared spaces in which we teach and learn. 

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.