Resources for Teachers: Arts @29 Garden!

An obvious question: Are you looking for a way to enhance your teaching section for your undergraduate students? A less obvious question: Do you teach a subject related to creative arts? If you answered yes to both and are looking for a space in which you can teach, create, rehearse or perform, then the Arts…

Confronting Sexist Language and Behaviors in the College Classroom

This post is part of the “Fair Harvard?” series by Aubry Threlkeld.  A discussion about the Cultural Dimensions of Teaching and Learning at Harvard  So I have been raging about two things recently. Sexist language used by students toward professors and teaching fellows, and the general objectification of women in higher education. These concerns are…

New Academic Year, New Academic Challenges

Here at Harvard, the Bureau of Study Counsel is a resource center for students’ academic and personal development.  Bureau services include: academic/personal counseling, workshops and discussion groups, Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies, peer tutoring, English as a Second Language peer consultation, referral to other services and resources, either within or outside the Harvard…

Multitasking

This post is part of the “Fair Harvard?” series by Aubry Threlkeld.  A discussion about the Cultural Dimensions of Teaching and Learning at Harvard  Professors are worried about students who multitask during lecture and rightfully so. In the article cited below “The Laptop and the Lecture,” students who spend more time on task tend to…

Teaching Tips- Planning Your Section in the Sciences

We are just winding down from an excellent Fall Teaching Conference, held last Wednesday and Thursday at Sever Hall.  Among the many helpful sessions offered to new and experienced graduate student Teaching Fellows was a session titled “Planning Your Section in the Sciences.”  Presented by Kelly Miller and Emily Jacobs-Palmer, the session offered practical advice…

Teaching Certificate Program- New Courses and Requirements

We are excited to announce our fall course offerings for the Teaching Certificate Program!  The Teaching Certificate Program offers graduate students and teaching fellows a tangible marker of their ongoing development as teachers in higher education.  The Certificate is structured to give participants the opportunity to critically reflect upon their performance as teachers and to actively…

Fall Teaching Conference 2013

Registration is open for the 2013 Fall Teaching Conference.  Open to graduate students teaching at any level at Harvard, the conference will cover topics ranging from beginning teaching at Harvard through multimedia production for the classroom, and helping struggling students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both conference days.  After the first day, a…

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Course Reserves: An FAQ

Have you inadvertently caused a recall war amongst your students? Then you know why it’s important to plan ahead and put materials on reserve at the library. Reserves are the best way to ensure that all of your students enjoy equal access to course materials—Chris Lenney (Lamont Reserves Assistant) offers the following FAQ about reserves at…