One of the best resources for graduate students learning to teach is listening to faculty members reflect on teaching. Berkeley boasts a world-class research faculty who are also highly skilled and exemplary teachers.

The talks linked below are drawn from teaching conferences for GSIs as well as seminars and workshops sponsored by the GSI Center. Many of the speakers are also recipients of Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs.

Speaker Name Title of Talk (videos open in new window)
Ani Adhikari
Department of Statistics
Teach the Students You Have
Silvia A. Bunge
Department of Psychology
The Science of Learning: An Overview for GSIs
Dan Garcia
Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Tips for Becoming a Great GSI
Glynda Hull
Graduate School of Education
Synchronous Instruction, Student Engagement, and Community Building
Terry Johnson
Department of Bioengineering
What I Think About when I Think about Teaching
Rosemary Joyce
Department of Anthropology
Learning as Legitimate Peripheral Participation
Daniela Kaufer
Department of Integrative Biology
What can Neuroscience Research Teach Us about Teaching?
John Kihlstrom
Department of Psychology
How Students Learn: A Perspective from Cognitive and Social Psychology
Yuri Kolomensky
Department of Physics
Keynote for International GSIs
Jean Lave
Department of Geography
Learning as a Socially Situated Activity
Lawrence Lowery
School of Education
Effective Teaching for Effective Learning
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
Department of Psychology
Growing Our Students' Intelligence
Kathleen Metz
School of Education
The Interplay of Conceptual Understanding and Engagement in Disciplinary Practices
Raka Ray
Departments of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies
The World of Teaching at Berkeley
Robert Reich
School of Public Policy
The Art of Teaching and the Practice of Leadership
Anant Sahai
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Thriving as a GSI
Alan Schoenfeld
School of Education
Learning to Think Mathematically (or like a scientist, or like a writer, or ...)
Arthur Shimamura
Department of Psychology
Active Learning AND Testing: The Key to Long-Lasting Memories