Fall Teaching Conference, August 18-25

Don’t miss the Fall Teaching Conference, designed for new and experienced PhD student teachers to explore key topics in teaching and learning, build community and share advice with TFs across disciplines, and feel prepared and confident as we start a new year of teaching and learning.

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Current News

The Pedagogy Fellows leadership team: Rebecca Brown, Pamela Pollock, Adam Beaver, and Yasemin Kalender.

Pedagogy Fellows 2021-22: Year in Review

June 15, 2022

As we close the books on the academic year, we are taking stock of what we’ve learned, and planning for the coming year. Our programs always strive to reflect the current moment, as we adjust to the needs of each year of teaching. 2021–22 was the year of being “back again” on campus, of teaching with masks, and of getting used to being together in the classroom again. Perhaps none of the Bok Center’s programs felt more responsive to these new circumstances than the Pedagogy Fellows. Each year, approximately 34...

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Learning Together: Spotlight on Culture and Communication Consultants

May 24, 2022

The Bok Center’s Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars supports international PhD students at all stages of their academic careers through seminars and resources on teaching, cross-cultural communication, and English language proficiency development. Our team of undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultants (CCCs) serve as language partners, lead discussion groups, and organize special events such as Harvard House tours. The CCCs offer insights...

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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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Upcoming Events

2022 Aug 18

Fall Teaching Conference - Fundamentals Cohort 1 Kickoff

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

New TFs are invited to attend one of two cohorts of our Pre-conference Fundamentals training. Each cohort consists of three 90-minute sessions in which new TFs review key components of each core module on the Hit the Ground Running Canvas site.

*Note: this is the first of 3 training sessions for this cohort.*

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and...

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2022 Aug 22

Fall Teaching Conference - Fundamentals Cohort 2 Kickoff

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

New TFs are invited to attend one of two cohorts of our Pre-conference Fundamentals training. Each cohort consists of three 90-minute sessions in which new TFs review key components of each core module on the Hit the Ground Running Canvas site.

*Note: this is the first of 3 training sessions for this cohort.*

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and...

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2022 Aug 23

Fall Teaching Conference Roundtable - Leading Problem-Based Sections

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall

In this small-group discussion, join experienced TFs in the sciences to discuss questions like, how do you lead a problem-based section? How do you help students solve problems (without giving them the answers)? How do you give feedback? Participants will leave the sessions with tips and strategies for teaching in problem-based sections. 

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 ...

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2022 Aug 23

Fall Teaching Conference Roundtable - Leading Discussion-Based Sections

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall

In this small-group discussion, join experienced TFs in the humanities and social sciences to discuss questions like, how do you prepare to lead a discussion-based section? What kinds of things can you do in class to keep students engaged? How do you give feedback? Participants will leave the session with tips and strategies for teaching in discussion-based sections. 

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...

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2022 Aug 23

Fall Teaching Conference Roundtable - Language Teaching

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall

In this small-group discussion, join experienced language TFs to discuss questions important to language teaching. How do you prepare for class? How do you help students feel comfortable making mistakes in a new language? How do you give feedback? Participants will leave the session with tips and strategies for language teaching.

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 ...

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