Resources for Teaching Fellows
Grading Student Papers Oct. 5th from 12:00-1:30
Location: CGIS K262
Lunch will be provided
Jim Herron from Harvard's Writing Center will lead a workshop on grading student papers and writing comments. We will discuss issues specific to the types of papers assigned in government department courses.
Advising a Senior Thesis
If you are advising a senior thesis please make sure you have read "A Guide to Writing a Senior Thesis in Government."
On Sept. 24th Professor Frieden helped to lead a workshop on Advising a Senior Thesis. I have attached a handout with some of the main points covered at the workshop. Notes from Workshop Anyone with further questions can contact the DTF Bettina at email@example.com
In addition, you might find the following Bok Center handout helpful. Senior Thesis Supervision
Government Department Teaching Retreat
If you had to leave early or were not able to complete an evaluation for the Teaching Retreat you can fill out the following form and email it to Karen Kaletka (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will pass it along anonymously to the DTF. Please only comment on the parts that you were able to attend. Evaluation for the Teaching Retreat
Additional Resources for Teaching
I throughout the semester I will be adding helpful handouts and links to teaching resources. Your input is welcome. If you have come across helpful resources that you would like to share let me know and I can post them here.
A good general reference for teaching related questions is the Bok Center Website.
Another resource of teaching information posted by GSAS can be found at the following website. See the menu bar for different categories. It might be helpful for more general information about TFing at Harvard beyond simply tips on teaching.
Navigating Harvard's Support System
It might help to know what resources are available to students in case you need to direct a student to get help developing study skills, individual counseling, assistance with learning dissabilities, or career advice. Here is a link to the Student Handbook Support Services. Another helpful handout that explains the different support structures for academics is the following handout When your Students Need Help.
Your peers can be a fabulous source of support and suggestions as you reflect on how to teach particular content or handle difficult situations in the classroom.
Peer viewing consists of you pairing up with someone else. You observe your partner’s section, and then they observe yours. After observing sections, partners should meet to discuss their observations. The goal is for TFs to gain insight into not only how to improve their teaching but also importantly strengths they have and how to build on those to further improve student learning. All discussions about your partner’s teaching remain confidential.
Videotaping your Section
If you want to have your section videotaped contact Bettina to work out the details. (email@example.com)