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.

Thought provoking compilation of objectives and reminders for making compelling presentations to senior officers and executives. Provides a practical outline of considerations to develop students' briefing and presentation skills.

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.

Mapping can become, with the use of this note, a systematic and theoretically sound tool for managers and leaders, one of the basic building blocks of sound leadership analysis and development of organizational strategies and management tactics.

Harvard's Joseph S. Nye, a senior public policy professor with an extensive background in high-level public service, outlines ten critical considerations to apply in urging higher-ups toward action.

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.

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.

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.

This short piece richly conveys the essence of cases, the critical tasks of case teaching and case writing, and the key indicators of quality in both case texts and class discussions.