NURS 535 Principles of Teaching and Learning
: Personal Philosophy of Teaching Part I
· should be 2–4 pages, typed in Times New Roman using 12-point font, and double-spaced with 1″ margins.
· Use a first person narrative and present tense.
· Write sincerely, uniquely, and memorably. Avoid clichés, jargon, and technical terms.
· Include specific (not abstract) ideas, using 1–2 concrete examples, whether actual or anticipated experiences.
· Show humility and mention students enthusiastically.
· Include your conception of how learning occurs.
· Communicate your goals as an instructor.
· Include actual or anticipated teaching strategies and methods.
· Include justification for why you teach (or anticipate teaching) the way you do.
· Include a brief discussion of how your teaching (or anticipated teaching) facilitates student learning.
· Include a conclusion.
To assist you in developing your teaching philosophy, you may choose to include any or all of the following:
· Famous quotes
· Your personal experiences as a learner
· Your views of the educational system
· Your interest in new types of teaching and learning
· What you think students should expect from you as a teacher
· How you know your goals for students are being met
· How you create (or anticipate creating) an engaging or enriching learning environment, and specific activities or exercises to engage your students