Great teaching can be learned

The goal of the Instructional Moves (IM) project is to help you incorporate and refine high-leverage teaching practices tailored to the higher education context.

  • Step into colleagues’ classrooms to observe exemplary teaching practices

  • Hear professors and students explain what makes these practices powerful

  • Access research and resources to implement instructional moves in your own classroom

Our Modules


Building Community

Cultivate safe, close-knit environments where students feel comfortable and compelled to take risks and collaborate

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Lecturing Interactively

Challenge conventional, age-old instruction with techniques designed to boost engagement and vary teacher monologue

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Facilitating Discussions

Foster equitable classroom discourse, broaden participation, and afford students greater control of their learning


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Professional Learning Opportunities

The IM team also offers assistance in designing professional learning experiences for groups at Harvard seeking to employ these resources.

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Online Workshop

Instructional Moves: Making Classroom Discussions More Inclusive and Effective, a new two-week online workshop from Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, builds on the resources offered in Instructional Moves. Featuring Harvard faculty, the program offers new higher education educators a roadmap for strengthening classroom discussions, new insights that can help them match teaching strategies to specific discussion scenarios, and opportunities to learn from Instructional Moves experts and fellow participants.

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