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Welcome to Teaching Commons

Stanford Teaching Commons is designed for all members of the Stanford community (instructors, TAs, support staff) who are interested in learning, education, and pedagogy.

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Getting started

Watch this two-minute video walkthrough of the Teaching Commons

Navigating the Teaching Commons site

  • The Explore Teaching Guides section offers comprehensive guides arranged by key topics. 
  • The Find Articles section includes quick how-tos, activity ideas, and instructor interviews.
  • In the Connect to Resources section, you'll find a growing list of helpful services from across the university.

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What's new: Autumn Quarter 2021

  • We've reconfigured and expanded our guides to support all teaching modalities, including on-campus and face-to-face instruction.
  • Looking for detailed guidance on returning to in-person instruction this fall? Check the Course Guidance AY 2021–22 page on Teach Anywhere for updates on classroom safety, instruction and planning, and much more.
  • The New to Teaching at Stanford page answers common questions about policies, logistics, and resources for those who are new to Stanford.
  • A new teaching guide on blended learning to help you make the best of digital and in-person pedagogies while transitioning back to face-to-face instruction.
  • View recordings of TEACH Symposium sessions using your Stanford Google account on the Teaching Commons Media Library.
  • Looking for policy and technology updates on the autumn quarter and COVID-19? Visit the Teach Anywhere website.

Resource spotlights

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Teaching guides

Each teaching guide is a curated collection of content pages from across the Teaching Commons focusing on a particular theme. We hope that they serve as pathways to help you navigate the Teaching Commons.

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Teaching Commons media library

The library features on-demand archival recordings of online workshops for the Stanford community delivered by campus experts from across the university. Use your Stanford Google account to access.

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Learning to enrich face-to-face instruction

A featured article from the Center for Teaching and Learning about how online and pandemic teaching practices can enrich face-to-face instruction.

Upcoming events

STEM-LATS : Career Panel + End of Quarter Connection

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am PST

in-person TBD

Humanities and Social Sciences LATS: Fall Quarter Debrief + Winter Course Planning

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST

Online via Zoom

Partner sites

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Center for Teaching and Learning

We support evidence-based and inclusive learning and teaching practices, educational programs and training, community building, and strong collaborations and partnerships with schools, departments, and other offices.

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GSE IT Teaching Resources

An evolving collection of stories, findings, and resources inspired by GSE instructors’ move to the online classroom.

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Teach Anywhere

Teach Anywhere is your go-to spot for university policies and procedures on the academic calendar, class scheduling, and more.

Teach Anywhere

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