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Early Feedback (Bok Center)

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning suggests tips for soliciting and reviewing student feedback early in the semester.

Research: Enhancing teaching and learning through dialogue: a student and staff partnership model

Researchers describe and analyze a model for developing student–staff partnerships to enhance teaching and learning, where students act as consultants providing timely and focused feedback to instructors on aspects of their practice, finding that face-to-face follow-up meetings produced the best

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Engaging students in a course postmortem dialogue


Alfred GuzzettiAlfred Guzzetti, Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Arts, dedicates the final session of VES 52R: Introduction to Non-Fiction Videomaking—where students spend the term creating one nonfiction film on a subject of their choosing—to a class-wide postmortem discussion about all course elements. 

The benefits: Unlike online course evaluations that close with students’ responses to questions, Guzzetti’s postmortem is a two-hour, informal dialogue: “I ask, ‘Why do you think that? Was it worth spending two weeks on the introductory assignment? What did you get out of it?’ It’s a conversation.” The inclusive discussion allows him to address student critique about course structure and specific assignments, as well as the advantages, disadvantages, and motivations for potential changes. Read more about Engaging students in a course postmortem dialogue

HGSE TLL News: October 2016

An issue of the HGSE Teaching and Learning Lab newsletter provides strategies to meet the challenge of teaching about race and racism.

Tips for Dealing with Hot Moments (Bok Center)

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning shares ways to turn difficult encounters into learning opportunities for managing hot moments in the classroom as well as a quick-tip sheet.

What is SpeedGrader? (Canvas)

The Canvas SpeedGrader tool enables instructors to view, grade, and provide feedback on student submissions in one place.

Commenting Efficiently

The Harvard Writing Project provides strategies for responding to and commenting on student writing. 

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