Personal Philosophy of Teaching
Develop your personal philosophy of teaching in a written statement, articulating your beliefs about important educational theories and practices. Your teaching philosophy should be based on what is meaningful to you in your approach to teaching.
There is no right or wrong way to write a personal teaching philosophy. However, for the purpose of this assignment, please follow the assignment guidelines below to connect your beliefs, goals, and strategies into a coherent approach to help students learn and grow.
Philosophy Paper Requirements
- -Use a first person narrative and present tense.
- -Write sincerely, uniquely, and memorably. Avoid clichÃ©s, jargon, and technical terms.
- -Include specific (not abstract) ideas, using 1â€“2 concrete examples, whether actual or anticipated experiences.
- -Show humility and mention students enthusiastically.
- -Include your conception of how learning occurs.
- -Communicate your goals as an instructor.
- -Include actual or anticipated teaching strategies and methods.
- -Include justification for why you teach (or anticipate teaching) the way you do.
- -Include a brief discussion of how your teaching (or anticipated teaching) facilitates student learning.
- -Include a conclusion.
To assist you in developing your teaching philosophy, you may choose to include any or all of the following:
- -Famous quotes
- -Your personal experiences as a learner
- -Your views of the educational system
- -Your interest in new types of teaching and learning
- -What you think students should expect from you as a teacher
- -How you know your goals for students are being met
- -How you create (or anticipate creating) an engaging or enriching learning environment, and specific activities or exercises to engage your students
-Philosophy paper is personal, mentions students in a positive manner, and clearly indicates a personal viewpoint on teaching.
-Goals as an instructor are clearly identified. Actual or anticipated teaching strategies/methods are clearly indicated.
-A clear explanation on why you teach and how your teaching facilitates student learning is included.