Resources for Graduate Student Teachers
A complete guide for those teaching at Yale College, from how to prepare for the first day of class to how to make it through a successful semester.
The goal of your teaching statement is to let future employers know your capabilities as an instructor, your fit with their institution, your value as a colleague, and your overall qualifications.
Sample syllabi are often requested as part of a teaching portfolio. They give future employers a sense of the types of class you are prepared to teach and how you approach those classes. Here are some tips about how to prepare syllabi for a teaching portfolio.
How do you prepare yourself for a future faculty position? By making the most of your teaching as a graduate student or postdoc, and finding teaching opportunities now that will prepare you for the future.
You have the basics of leading a discussion down, but now to take the next step. This module will provide concrete suggestions for shaping effective section discussions.
Leading a section, lab, or class? This teaching module will provide concrete suggestions for starting the semester with a long-term plan for success.
The goal of this teaching module is to highlight a few of the key challenges and concerns in promoting diversity, and illustrate ways to incorporate an understanding of diversity in the classroom and beyond.
This teaching module is designed to help you develop more effective lectures by defining and limiting the topic; using structure for maximum effectiveness; and presenting material in a clear and engaging way.
This module is the first in a two-part series on public speaking for teachers. You will find discussion about the psychology and mechanics of speaking that should be useful for future lectures, conferences, presentations and talks (including job talks), etc.
This module is the second of a two-part series on public speaking for teachers. You will find discussion about the psychology and mechanics of speaking which should be useful for future lectures, job talks, discussion leading, etc.
If you're going to use technology and multimedia sources in the classroom, it needs to be done effectively and be relevant to your teaching. This module explores some of the resources available to achieve this.
This resource has two goals: first, it will prompt you to reflect upon your role as the teacher in dealing with controversial issues in the classroom and with the challenges they raise. Second, it will explore concrete strategies for teaching these issues and making them positive pedagogical opportunities.
This module is designed to help teachers facilitate understanding of empirical studies for undergraduate students in both the natural and social sciences.
This module is designed to help you teach students to write good papers. You will find useful examples of activities that guide students through the writing process. This resource will be helpful for anyone working with students on research papers, book reviews, and other analytical essays.
This module offers various strategies for assessing and teaching students with different preparation in order to ensure that class time is productive for everyone.