Writing your teaching philosophy nagelhout

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Writing your teaching philosophy nagelhout

  1. 1. WritingYOURTeachingPhilosophyEd Nagelhout Presentation Graduate Student Support
  2. 2. Guiding Principles • must provide a concise and CLEAR account of your pedagogical approach, methods, and expertise • must demonstrate that you are reflective and purposeful about your teaching, communicate your goals as a teacher, and describe your effectiveness in the classroom • should be written for a general academic audience • should be 1-2 pages in lengthYOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  3. 3. Common Features • statement on teaching and learning • description of how you teach (teaching methods) • justification of your teaching methods • your short-term and long-range teaching goals • tools you use to teach effectively (e.g. technology) • how you support diversity / diverse ways of learning • specific examples from your experienceYOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  4. 4. Guiding Questions 1. Why do I teach? 2. What do I teach? 3. How do I teach? 4. How do I measure my effectiveness?YOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  5. 5. PlanningYOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  6. 6. Organizing • opening statement/opening paragraph • hierarchizing • most important to least important? • theory to practice? theory AND practice? • paragraphs (number and length) • closing statementYOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  7. 7. General Strategies • teaching/learning (thesis) statement • topic sentences • clear claims • clear and relevant supporting materialsYOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  8. 8. Supporting Materials and Examples • theory vs. practice • general vs. specific • all-purpose vs. targeted • simple vs. complex • single vs. multipleYOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  9. 9. Displaying Effectiveness • assessment tools • evaluation tools • classroom strategies • technology • reflectionYOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  10. 10. Multiple DraftsYOUR Teaching Philosophy Presentation Graduate Student Support
  11. 11. Questions?Or to continue the conversation: FDH 629 5-5073 ed.nagelhout@unlv.edu Presentation Graduate Student Support

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