Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Fundamentals of Teaching: History and Political Science 3 of 4

Event Series 


Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location of Event: 

Poorvu Center, 301 York street, Room 120A

Event Description 

This four-part workshop series is designed to help new and returning instructors build confidence in the classroom, develop a wide range of concrete tools for leading an engaging and effective discussion section, and address challenges specific to teaching in history and political sciences. The first session will include tips for establishing the foundations of a successful classroom in the early weeks of a course, how to plan a section and set goals and expectations. Later meetings will introduce you to teaching strategies that consider diverse backgrounds and preferences of students, best practices for creating an equitable and transparent environment, theories of how people learn, and how to grade effectively and efficiently. Finally, each week you will also have the opportunity to explore specific issues that have unfolded in your current or past sections. For more information, contact Angélica Clayton (angelica.clayton@yale.edu) or Rachel WIlson (rachel.wilson@yale.edu).

This four-part series will take place in person on 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, and 10/4. 

Register here.