Teaching Gradually: CTI book shares classroom strategies with new instructors

Teaching Gradually book cover


New graduate teaching assistants or early-career faculty members often find teaching daunting as they prepare to step into the classroom for the first time. Knowing what to expect in the classroom and having a set of strategies for addressing situations as they arise comes from experience.

Teaching Gradually: Practical Pedagogy and Classroom Strategies for Graduate Students by Graduate Students” is a new volume that addresses the apprehension new instructors may feel. It does so from a novel perspective; it is a guide to teaching in higher education for graduate student instructors written by graduate students with substantive teaching experience.

Edited by former Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) graduate teaching fellows Kacie L. Armstrong PhD ’20 – visiting assistant professor of psychology at Bowdoin College, and Lauren A. Genova PhD ’20 – assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Delaware, and John Wyatt Greenlee PhD ’20, together with Derina Samuel, CTI associate director for graduate student development, “Teaching Gradually” focuses on diversity and inclusive teaching, as well as the growing importance of online learning.

Read all of Teaching Gradually: book shares classroom strategies with new graduate instructors in the Cornell Chronicle. (Published September 20, 2021)