Revised Personal Teaching Philosophy

• Reflect on the teaching principles and practices discussed during the course.
• What did you learn about teaching that you did not know prior to this course?
• What stood out as important to you over the past 8 weeks?
• Consider how you might expand, adapt, or change your original philosophy to your current perspective on teaching (or you may feel compelled to take it in a completely new direction).
• Your revised teaching philosophy should:
o Have a clear focus or theme.
o Be authentic and personal.
o Relay who you are (or aspire to be) as a teacher.
o Exhibit genuine enthusiasm for teaching.
o Clearly express your current teaching values and beliefs, and discuss why you hold those values and beliefs (whether or not they have changed).
o Describe your current teaching goals (whether or not they have changed).
o Explain the teaching methods or strategies that you believe are best (whether or not they are different from your original philosophy). Note: make sure the teaching methods you find best are consistent with your goals.

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