Sample Class

This section takes you behind the scenes and into the classroom with Harvard Business School Professor David Garvin as he teaches the R. R. Donnelley & Sons case in a development program for case method instructors. We feature elements of Professor Garvin's pre-class planning process and classroom video excerpts to provide a taste of case method teaching preparation and execution.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Case

Professor Garvin's teaching plan, assignment questions and blackboard plan

In the links below Professor Garvin explains the logic underlying various elements of his planning process for the class session.

The video excerpts below are drawn from Professor Garvin's eighty minute class session and include voice-over commentary.

If you are interested in a broader look at teaching at the Harvard Business School, Inside the HBS Case Method brings together both faculty and student experiences and showcases our approach to participant-centered learning.