Teaching & Learning at Harvard Chan

“When everyone in the classroom, teacher and students, recognizes that they are responsible for creating a learning community together, learning is at its most meaningful and useful.”
—bell hooks, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

Teaching can be exciting, terrifying, humbling, invigorating, frustrating, and incredibly rewarding—often all in one teaching term. You are not alone in this! There are many resources available to you as well as a network of individuals who can help support your teaching in a variety of ways.

This site holds a curated set of the resources that all instructors and teaching teams should review before they teach students at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. We invite you to explore these “chapters” to help you develop and teach your courses and we also encourage you to connect with the School’s teaching and learning network (see How to Get Help).

Course Design Basics

Here you will find resources that help you design a successful course.

Teaching Inclusively

Learn more about inclusive practices that strive to meet the needs of all students, regardless of background or identity. 

Teaching Fellows

Learn about workshops, on-going support, payment guidelines and FAQ’s about being a Teaching Fellow.

How to Get Help

Learn about the network of Teaching and Learning Professionals and support mechanisms at Harvard Chan.

Harvard Chan Teaching & Mentoring Awards

Awards that recognize and celebrate faculty, staff and teaching assistants who enhance the quality of education and student experience at Harvard Chan.