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Fall Teaching Conference 2022: A Template for the Future

Fall Teaching Conference 2022: A Template for the Future

September 8, 2022

Planning a third revamped Fall Teaching Conference in three years, while challenging, really encouraged us to distill all of the lessons learned from previous conferences into what we hope will be the new template for the Fall Teaching Conference going forward. Going online and coming back in-person again prompted us to reflect on our core values, articulate our goals clearly, and reimagine a Fall...

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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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Upcoming Events

2022 Dec 08

Walk with Bok

Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Dec 16 2022 except Thu Nov 24 2022.
9:00am to 9:45am

Location: 

Alleyway entrance to Harvest Restaurant, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Looking for a way to get your day off to a good start, to enjoy the autumn weather, and to connect with colleagues about your teaching victories and questions? Join a rotating crew of Bok Center staff for a weekly morning walk, every Thursday morning from 9:00–9:45 (weather permitting). We’ll meet in the alley at the entrance to the Harvest Restaurant and walk 1–2 bridges along the river before returning to campus. Bring the stories you’re dying to share, and the questions you’ve always meant to ask!

 

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2022 Dec 15

Walk with Bok

9:00am to 9:45am

Location: 

Alleyway entrance to Harvest Restaurant, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Looking for a way to get your day off to a good start, to enjoy the autumn weather, and to connect with colleagues about your teaching victories and questions? Join a rotating crew of Bok Center staff for a weekly morning walk, every Thursday morning from 9:00–9:45 (weather permitting). We’ll meet in the alley at the entrance to the Harvest Restaurant and walk 1–2 bridges along the river before returning to campus. Bring the stories you’re dying to share, and the questions you’ve always meant to ask!

 

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2023 Jan 11

Online Office Hours for FAS Faculty, Students, and Staff

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 03 2023 .
10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online; see Zoom link in the description

Drop in to have representatives of Academic Technology, the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and Harvard Library answer any of your questions about Canvas, Zoom, or technology in teaching.

Join via Zoom

 

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2023 Jan 17

Spring Ahead: Fundamentals for New TFs

1:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. 3rd Floor

Led by:
Pamela Pollock, Director of Professional Development

Are you a new Teaching Fellow, wondering how to prepare for your first semester of teaching? PhD students who have completed the self-study modules on our Hit the Ground Running Canvas site are invited to this interactive workshop where we will review key components of each core module, starting with ...

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2023 Jan 18

An Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers

9:15am to 10:30am

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. 3rd Floor

Led by:
Ashlie Sandoval, Assistant Director, Equity & Inclusion

Are you a teaching fellow who could benefit from a moment to slow down, relax, and recharge? Come join us in this mindfulness session. Mindfulness is about cultivating the ability to be fully present, observing the moments of your life with curiosity and openness, without being distracted by regrets of the past or worries about the future. For this session, we’ll explore the concept and practice of mindfulness by engaging in guided mindfulness meditations, and we’ll conclude with tips on...

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