One-Off Workshops

WorkshopsThe Bok Center's staff and fellows routinely offer one-off workshops on an array of topics, ranging from how to plan for the first day of section to how to assemble a teaching portfolio for the job market. We are happy to visit your department, your department's pedagogy course, or work with the teaching staff of individual courses, and can tailor the message and the activities of the workshop to the particular needs of your group.

Among our most-requested workshops are:

  • Microteaching | Read more
  • The First Day: Building Rapport and Setting the Tone
  • The Multiplicity of Harvard Undergraduates (featuring our Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows)
  • Effective Lesson Planning
  • Active Learning
  • Teaching Across Cultures
  • Public Speaking
  • Communicating your Research
  • Responding to Student Writing (with the Harvard Writing Project)
  • Collecting and Responding to Early Feedback
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Syllabus Design
  • Preparing a Teaching Statement

Contact Pamela Pollock to schedule a workshop for your group

Upcoming Workshops

2018 Mar 09

Big Talk: Telling Your Professional Story

1:00pm to 3:00pm


125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

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

2018 Apr 06

Speaking with Authority

1:00pm to 3:00pm


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.
... Read more about Speaking with Authority

2018 May 02

Spring Showcase

3:00pm to 5:00pm


50 Church St, 3rd Floor

 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, though hands-on demonstrations, videos, and poster presentations.

... Read more about Spring Showcase