Recommended Resources

The following general resources are recommended for graduate students.

Online resources

Association for Psychological Science. Tips for the First-Time Graduate Student Instructor. (This article is useful for graduate students across disciplines.)

Tomorrow’s Professor email newsletter. Sponsored by the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning.

Print resources

Susan Ambrose et alHow Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Ken Bain. What the Best College Teachers Do. Harvard University Press, 2004.

Barbara Gross Davis. Tools for Teaching. Jossey-Bass, 2009.

James Lang. On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching. Harvard University Press, 2008.

Carolyn Lieberg. Teaching Your First College Class: A Practical Guide for New Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors. Stylus, 2008.

Marilla Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie. McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Cengage Learning, 2013.

If you are interested in resources on a particular topic or focused on a particular discipline, please contact the Center by email at or by phone at 617-373-3157.