Winter Teaching Week is Almost Here!

Winter Teaching WeekWinter Teaching Week is a series of intensive workshops offered during J-Term in conjunction with January @GSAS for graduate student teachers at every stage, from just starting out to looking toward the job market. These workshops feature specialists from the Bok Center and other units at Harvard and span a variety of subject areas, including: teaching fundamentals, public speaking, professional development, and more!

Please visit the Winter Teaching Week page to browse the session descriptions and register (required).

Current News

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We moved!

January 12, 2018

The Bok Center's Learning Lab and other Science Center staff have moved to 50 Church Street, 3rd floor. Come visit us here! 

We ask that all members of the Bok community pay close attention to the locations listed for programs in the upcoming semester.  We will be using space at the Science Center, 50 Church Street and 125 Mount Auburn Street.... Read more about We moved!

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GSAS Students Report Positive Teaching Experiences

January 4, 2018
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has just released the results of its biannual survey of registering students, which includes questions about their teaching experiences. The Bok Center is delighted that 87% reported positive teaching experiences, and 94% reported receiving training and support in their teaching roles. The Bok Center's Pamela Pollock describes some of our many resources for graduate student teachers in the... Read more about GSAS Students Report Positive Teaching Experiences
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Upcoming Events

2018 Jan 26

Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

Are you a graduate student or scholar who wants to build meaningful connections across cultures here at Harvard? From connecting with your students, working in research groups and labs, managing relationships with supervisors and peers, and networking at conferences, there is a lot to navigate!... Read more about Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships

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2018 Feb 08

Small Talk: Networking Across Cultures

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

Does the very idea of small talk-- the informal chatting we do with colleagues, acquaintances, and even strangers-- make you cringe or even shy away from social events? In this workshop, participants will discuss this cultural ritual, and will learn about and practice the basics of making small talk, an important skill for building professional networks. 

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2018 Mar 19

Big Talk: Telling Your Professional Story

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3

How can you make a strong impression by talking confidently about your research? How can you share and adapt your professional story for people you meet in research groups, professional conferences, and beyond? In this session, participants will practice telling their professional stories in both informal and more formal contexts.... Read more about Big Talk: Telling Your Professional Story

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2018 Apr 06

Speaking with Authority

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

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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