Graduate Student Teaching Day

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 20.

Are you teaching for the first time this fall?  Or, would you like a chance to reflect on your past teaching experience in preparation for your upcoming teaching assignment?  

Join us for the CTL’s Graduate Student Teaching Day.  Participants will prepare for the first days of section, class, or lab; troubleshoot common teaching challenges; get tips for maintaining a healthy work-life balance from seasoned TF’s; learn about the services available year-round at the CTL; and connect with an interdisciplinary community of fellow graduate student instructors.  While sessions are designed with first-time instructors in mind, experienced TF’s are also welcome!*

Please note that a similar program will be offered as part of the GRS’ new TF orientation on 8/29.  To avoid repetition, it is recommended that first-time TFs from GRS plan to attend only the program offered at the GRS orientation on 8/29. 

9:30am            Sign-in and refreshments
10-11:45          Session 1: Teaching the First Days of Class
11:55-12:45     Session 2: Troubleshooting Common Teaching Challenges
1-2pm              Lunch Panel: Balancing Teaching, Research, and Life as a Graduate Student

All sessions will be held in Photonics Building, Colloquium Room, 9th Floor (8 St. Mary’s Street).

Due to limited capacity, registration is required. 

Questions?  Contact Mint Sayabovorn at or 617-353-1920.

*While graduate students who are not currently teaching are welcome, we plan to offer this event at least once every year, and you are likely to find the sessions most relevant if you attend while you are teaching, or immediately before you begin teaching.  We will also offer other teaching workshops during the semester.  


Click here for a recap of January’s Graduate Student Teaching Day!