Essay on My Personal Philosophy Of Teaching

990 Words Jul 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Personal Philosophy of Teaching
A philosophy of teaching statement is a detailed account of an educator’s view, feelings, actions and pedagogies used to teach, assess, and evaluate students. This statement may be used to procure an educator’s first teaching job, or it may be used by experienced faculty as a means for evaluation, promotion, or tenure. Furthermore, seasoned faculty may use it as a means to look back on their practice and evaluate their effectiveness (Felicida-Reynaldo & Utley, 2015). In addition to one’s own values and beliefs, consideration of the facility or institution’s mission, principles and the standards of the profession should be taken into account when writing a philosophy of teaching statement (Valiga, 2016).
For many, a philosophy statement is not a static document, but a dynamic one that changes as the educator gains new teaching experiences and reflects and reevaluates their practice (Medina & Draugalis, 2013). Never having taught in the academic setting I feel certain my philosophy of teaching will change over time as I gain more experience and insight into teaching in the academic environment. The exposure to teaching that I have encountered thus far in my career has all being in relationship to staff development, precepting, and clinical instruction within a hospital setting. Therefore, I will create a philosophy of teaching statement as I feel it should read. My philosophy of teaching statement is as follows.
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