Leanna Duncan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Natalie Mendoza, University of Colorado Boulder
Amy O'Keefe, Meredith College
Yidi Wu, Saint Mary’s College
This roundtable includes graduate students and those in the early stages of teaching careers post-doctorate. The goal of this roundtable is to foster a discussion about motivations for taking teaching seriously, as well as to share practical strategies about how and where to begin a personal consideration of pedagogy. Such goals align with ongoing AHA projects, including the Career Diversity Initiative, which acknowledges teaching as a valuable skill for careers within and outside the professoriate, and the History Tuning Project, which encourages reflection on the goals of history education and ways to make our lessons more effective at meeting those goals. Panelists will address straightforward methods for incorporating a consideration of pedagogy into our teaching, how to invest in teaching even if opportunities to teach in your department are rare, how focusing on pedagogy has improved our career options, resources available to early career scholars to enrich their pedagogy, notable problems or advantages for early career teachers, and other topics which come up in discussion with the audience.