Rebekah Maggor speaks about speaking with authority by incorporating presentation skills. — Rebekah is the former director of the program for speaking in learning at the Bok Center.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle
Each semester, the Bok Center awards some of Harvard’s most accomplished Teaching Fellows the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, and the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence to outstanding Preceptors and Lecturers. Here is the list of recipients for Fall, 2012. Congratulations to them and a hearty “hear hear!” for all the dedicated…
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde
“It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.” – T.S. Eliot
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry B Adams
Have a student that doesn’t speak up in class very often? You might be teaching the next Jill Lepore. Watch this video of Professor Jill Lepore reflecting on public speaking, intellectual authority, and capturing an audience. — Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard College. She is also the…
Here’s a quick teaching tip by Aubry Threlkeld for encouraging class discussion. Aubrey is the Bok Center’s Departmental Teaching Fellow for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Pamela Pollock I’ve been thinking a lot about this David Brooks editorial I read last month. In the piece, Brooks discusses the dilemmas inherent in communicating with people we find foolish. He argues that it is not really a compliment to say that one doesn’t suffer fools gladly, and in fact it takes great…