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AY 375 - Fall 2016: Tenth Day Lesson Plan
Section Recap (20 minutes)
Teaching Portfolios and Statement of Teaching Philosophy (15 minutes)
(10 minutes) Slides led by Carina.
- Key Takeaways:
- The GSI Teaching & Resource Center offers a Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. You will have already completed many of the required items through 375!
- A teaching portfolio is often required as part of many applications in academia. Things that usually go in a teaching portfolio include:
- Teaching Experience
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Syllabus and Course Design
- Feedback on Teaching (use of mid-semester and final evaluations)
- Professional Development
- Teaching Methods
- Awards, etc.
- A statement of teaching philosophy is a ~1-page single-spaced essay where you share your beliefs about student learning, teaching methods, and concrete examples that you use in the classroom. Things that are typically included are:
- Goals for student learning in your discipline
- Beliefs about how learning takes place
- Activities you use to promote learning
- 15-minute window into a class activity
- How you know if your students are learning
- Relationships with/among students
- Classroom environment you strive to fosters
- How your teaching has changed over time and why
(5 minutes) Individually, take a few minutes to answer the following prompts on a piece of paper. Use this free writing exercise to get you started on writing your own statement.
- What are your goals for student learning in your discipline?
- What type of teaching methods do you use and why?
Group Stations (45 minutes)
- Student Motivations and Mindsets (Carina)
- Creative Teaching (Beth)
- Biases (Jason)
Students choose 2 stations to attend.
(20 minutes) Station 1
(5 minutes) Break
(20 minutes) Station 2
Concept Mapping (30 minutes)
(20 minutes) In pairs, develop a concept map with 'learning' at the center. Develop connections between ideas and write/draw your map on a mini whiteboard.
(10 minutes) Group discussion.
- Draft your teaching philosophy statement. Bring a copy to class next week.