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LAE 6389 Practice Teaching Literature


Class 12: Practice Teaching / Teaching Philosophies


    Student Presentation: 2 Teaching with Technology: Shauna and Colleen, Scott and Neal
    Student Presentation: 2 Syllabus Check: Dana Laitinen, Neal Fischer
    Assignment: Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    Post #6 Groups A and B

Class Objectives:

    2 syllabus presentations
    2 teaching presentations
    Peer review teaching philosophies


Notes and Discussion Questions:

    Let's use this class as a chance to conclude or revisit issues that need or want further discussion. Where do you think we need to go with our discussion?

    Part of our class will involve reviewing a statement of teaching philosophy. I distinguish between the statement of methodology and the statement of philosophy in the following way: the statement of methodology is "what you do in the classroom" and the philosophy is "why you do it." Or, to borrow a fellow student's phrase from earlier, the first is your deep bag of tricks, whereas the statement of teaching philosophy should be a concise abstract of your personal rationale for teaching.

    Please post your statement of teaching philosophy as your post for this class.

    For more information on Teaching Philosophies, you can listen to a podcast. I recently was interviewed by Kyle Stedman (with several others) on writing a statement of teaching philosophy, which he incorporated into his podcast. You can listen to that here: . (Or google Kyle Stedman's Plugs, Play and Pedagogy.)


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