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How to Write a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Here’s a link to some great information on how to write a teaching philosophy statement — a free, downloadable .pdf from Faculty Focus — Special Report: Examples and Tips on How to Write a Teaching Philosophy Statement. The report is designed to take the mystery out of writing teaching philosophy statements, and includes both examples and how-to articles written by educators from various disciplines and at various stages of their professional careers.

Some of the articles you will find in the report include:

  • How to Write a Philosophy of Teaching and Learning Statement
  • A Teaching Philosophy Built on Knowledge, Critical Thinking and Curiosity
  • My Teaching Philosophy: A Dynamic Interaction Between Pedagogy and Personality
  • Writing the “Syllabus Version” of Your Philosophy of Teaching
  • My Philosophy of Teaching: Make Learning Fun

This report is a great resource — whether you are writing your first teaching philosophy statement or revising one you wrote many years ago. Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom, both face-to-face and online teaching and learning. You can sign up for free reports and newsletters, and they offer white papers and facilitate professional development activities and conferences.

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They also sponsor the Teaching Professor Blog, written by Dr. Maryellen Weimer, professor emeritus at Penn State Berks and one of the nation’s most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching. She is also the editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and author of the book Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practices, the go-to guide for educators looking to adopt a learner-centered approach in their classrooms.

The Teaching Professor Blog features a new weekly post from Maryellen on such topics as: the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active learning, assessment, generational differences, and student performance. Two of her most recent posts are intriguing – Listen to the Message as You Talk about Your Students and Determining the Best Technology for Your Students, Your Course, and You.

About judithcoe

I am a retired music professor emerita, faculty development champion, SoTL practitioner mentor and trainer, technology geek, fulbright alum, cultural ambassador, digital explorer, artist, and observer with a passion for Irish land- and seascapes, music and literature, Blasket Island people and culture, and the sea.


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