Teaching Portfolio 21 members' discussion forum.
Are you finding it difficult to describe your teaching philosophy? Do you have experience of evaluating your colleagues’ teaching portfolios you’d like to share? Is there anything you think people should or should not include in a teaching portfolio?
If so, or even if you just want to chat, please join our discussion forum to ask your peers questions and share your views on all things related to teaching portfolios.
Do please bear in mind that this is a self-monitoring community, so please try to obey the rules of internet etiquette, however passionately you feel about what you’re sharing or responding to!
What is Professional Esteem?
The U21 Teaching Standards Framework describes "esteem" as the regard in which the individual is held by students and peers in relation to the work they do as a Teacher Practitioner, Teacher Leader and/or Teacher Manager in each of the four core dimensions of teaching (learning facilitation, educational design, reflective practice and scholarly practice).
How can we provide evidence of esteem in our teaching portfolios? Regularly collecting students' comments about the strengths of our teaching, eg demonstrating a caring attitude towards students' learning, treating all students equitably, finding time to give individual feedback, and so on, is one way of collecting evidence of students' esteem for us as teachers.
Have you found other ways of collecting evidence of professional esteem?