Research Your Teaching: A Panel Discussion

Hosted by the Research-Informed Teaching & Learning TLC Affinity Group


Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00 pm | Location: Online via Zoom

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Teachers are always innovating, but how can we measure the effectiveness of these changes?

Join us for a discussion on evaluating teaching interventions in the classroom. Our panel will share their firsthand experiences conducting research in their own classrooms, with an emphasis on strategies for conducting educational research.

Greg Kestin and Kelly Miller will discuss their study assessing the impact of an AI tutor bot on student attitudes and performance in an introductory physics course. Nicole Mills and Hannah Kim, currently in the data-collection phase, will share their process of evaluating an AI writing tutor’s impact in a French language course.

You’ll learn more about key aspects of research design and execution, from formulating a question, to selecting the right methodology and collecting data, to determining whether to seek IRB approval.


  • Greg Kestin, Lecturer on Physics and Associate Director of Science Education
  • Kelly Miller, Senior Lecturer on Applied Physics
  • Nicole Mills, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Hannah Kim, Teaching Fellow in Psychology


This event, hosted by the Research-Informed Teaching & Learning (RITL) TLC Affinity Group, is open to members of the Harvard community. The event will be held online; the Zoom link will be provided upon registration.