Case Teaching Resources

From case teaching tips to guidelines on memo writing, organizational mapping, and giving presentations, these case teaching resources are designed to provide faculty and students with skills and tools for the classroom and the workplace.

Talk and Chalk: The Blackboard as an Intellectual Tool. Michael O'Hare distinguishes the blackboard from slides, overheads and flip charts, and gives practical pointers on how to make it an effective device for managing and stimulating discussion.

Robert D. Behn's pathfinding book examines Massachusetts Department of Welfare's Employment and Training Choices (ET Choices) Program. Well-written and thorough, it explores what it really takes to successfully lead and change a public agency.

For both new and experienced case method instructors. Written by John Boehrer, Director of Teaching Resources for the Hallway, this essay uses a single case as a point of departure to richly discuss some of the most basic issues in case teaching.

This note, by The Evans School’s J. Patrick Dobel, Harvard’s Richard Elmore, and Evans graduate Laurie Werner, covers memo writing in depth—audience, organization, writing, and language—plus notes on email.

The MORETOOLS framework provides a practical and systematic approach for considering the crucial elements in any management or policy dilemma, and a means for creating a sensible strategy or plan for addressing the challenge or problem.

An overall view of the Integrated Management Curriculum's concepts, integration and recurrence of themes, teaching objectives, study questions, lessons and key readings in a single document.

Education for Judgment: The Artistry of Discussion Leadership. A collection of insightful essays on making the transition from lecture or other traditional teaching forms to discussion or case leadership.

A widely published and skilled writer, experienced in government, research, and teaching, presents a powerful tool for accomplishing writing tasks. Written by UC Berkeley's Michael O'Hare, its form exemplifies the concept.

In brief memo form, longtime writing and communication teacher John Boehrer, senior consulting editor for The Electronic Hallway, lays out systematic steps in writing memos and details key features that make them effective.

This tool "Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future" provides a basis for approaching conflicts that range from international or environmental disputes to building support for proposed policies or legislation.