Teaching Resources Portal

Starting to Teach

Teaching-Assistant FAQ

Teaching-Assistant Help Pages

Inclusive Teaching

Guide for International Instructors

Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy Sample Questions

The First Day of Class

Engaging Students: Large Classes

Engaging Students: Active Learning (I)

Engaging Students: Active Learning (II)

Getting Feedback

Difficult Situations

Common Teaching Mistakes

Teaching Strategies

Assessment Techniques (short version)

Assessment Techniques (detailed version)

Backwards Design

Flipped Classrooms

Facilitating Discussions

Teaching Problem-Solving

Easy but Effective Teaching Changes

Grading and Exams


Writing Exam Questions


Active Learning

Rhetorical Devices

Some Criteria for Effective Slide-Based Presentations

Slide Design

A Comedic Take on "Death by Powerpoint"


A Condensed Lab-Teaching Guide

Example of Redesigning a Lab

Office Hours and Email

OH & Email Pointers

Columbia Resources

STEM-Related Events Calendar

Teachers' Lounge

Drop-In Teaching Office Hours



Innovative Teaching Summer Institute

Lead Teaching Fellowship

     Recent recipients: Colin Raymond (2017-18)​, Laura Haynes (2016-17), Franziska Landes (2015-16) 

Teaching Observation Fellowship

     Recent recipients: Colin Raymond (2016-17)

GSAS Teaching Scholars program

     Recent recipients: Franziska Landes (2018-19)

Pedagogical Theory

Overview of How People Learn

What are "Dead Ideas", and How to Avoid Them

Psychology of Learning

The Benefits of Peer Discussion

Addressing Cognitive Overload

Encouraging Thoughtfulness

Practical Guide to Teaching First-Years