This session is being provided as an opportunity for TAs/TFs to share their experiences and get advice from their peers. The session is open to anyone currently serving as a TA or TF at HMS and will be lightly structured to support effective sharing of ideas. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
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This session will provide a short introduction to critical aspects of being a TA or TF, with a particular focus on how these must be adapted for online teaching. Topics include how to prepare for your first class to help define your role and boundaries, how to create an equitable classroom environment, and how to handle common challenges. The session is open to anyone serving as a TA or TF in the Fall semester.
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Universal Design: Making Learning Accessible
Mara Laslo, Ph.D.
Curriculum Fellow, Developmental and Regenerative Biology
As teachers, we want to engage all students in our classroom. But students enter the classroom with differing backgrounds, learning styles, and cultural factors that may represent barriers to learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for making courses, activities, and assessments that engage all students and remove barriers to learning. In the workshop, we will evaluate...
CFP Journal Club is open to anyone interested in learning about new findings from the teaching and learning literature.
Presented by: Gavin Porter
Are you interested in asynchronous tools to connect with your students (.....and have your students connect with each other) during virtual teaching? Let's explore a paper on the paper annotation tool Perusall, using Perusall itself.
Miller, K., Lukoff, B., King, G. and Mazur, E., 2018, March. Use of a social annotation Platform for Pre-class reading assignments in a Flipped introductory Physics class. In...
Are you a PhD student interested in a teaching-related career? Want a REAL teaching experience while you're in grad school?
The CFP's Science Education and Academic Leadership (SEAL) Certificate Program is a rigorous preparation for teaching in higher ed. Through a combination of mentorship, coursework, and immersive teaching experiences you will learn and practice the evidence based skills required for...
Peer Instruction: Embracing the Value of the Novice
Saoirse McSharry, PhD
Curriculum Fellow, Cell Biology
Education research shows that, just as researchers and clinicians continually learn from their colleagues, novice students in our classrooms can learn through activities that facilitate peer instruction. The success of such activities,
however, depend on how we structure and plan for those tasks in advance. In this...
Develop Your Mentoring Philosophy: a workshop for graduate students and postdocs to create individualized mentoring statements
Temperance Rowell, PhD Curriculum Fellow, Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program
Formal and informal mentoring relationships often occur for graduate students and postdocs in the laboratory, classroom, or paracurricular activities. Yet when assuming the position of a mentor in a mentoring relationship, what do you consider to be your role to your mentee? How do you clearly convey your approach,...
This week's Journal Club is at the same time as a webinar on graduate education sponsored by AAAS/Science Magazine. We will postpone the previously scheduled paper discussion and instead get together to watch the webinar and, if there's time, discuss what we hear. No need for you to individually register for the webinar, we will stream it to the shared projector. More details on the session below.