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?
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Writing a teaching philosophy
Many teachers find it difficult to write a teaching philosophy statement. At first, the task feels nebulous and difficult to grasp. I find the work undertaken by Kenny and Berenson at the University of Calgary quite helpful for breaking the task down into four parts that are quite clear and easy to describe. These parts relate to beliefs, strategies, impact and future goals.
If you're interested in reading their work and the work of others exploring the challenge of writing teaching philosophy statements, look in the "Links to External Resources" section on the TP21 website. Here's a quick link: https://grange-education.org/tp21/links-to-external-resources/