In the pursuit to aid in the development or refinement of your Statement of Teaching Philosophy (STP), I am attaching an article from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan called, "Writing a statement of teaching philosophy for the academic job search."
This is an interesting article on how to formulate/organize an STP with some great pointers for those of you who just need to refine your statement.
You can look at examples of Statements of Teaching Philosophies on my blog space, and on Kathy Ellins blog. On Marsha Willis blog you can find general instructions for creating a Statement of Teaching Philosophy with some great pointers.
Good luck and happy writing! If you need any help, or would like someone to read through it before you post your STP to your blog, please email me... I am happy to help!!
Here is a refresher on how to create a blog entry and to attach documents onto the Virtual Café:
Once you have logged into the Virtual Café,
1. Navigate to your blog (located on the right hand side of the screen under “Cohort C Blogs”
2. Click “Post new blog entry.”
3. Give you blog post a title, i.e. My Resume, or My Statement of Teaching Philosophy (STP).
4. For the “Body” of the blog post you can either write directly in that space, or you can state, “My Statement of Teaching Philosophy is attached as a separate document.” Attaching a separate document will work well for your Resume, STP, Images, or adapted lessons. For reflections, it might be easier to write directly in this space.
I am a trained meteorologist, and I just completed my masters degree in Applied Geosciences from San Francisco State University in California. I have a BA in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in science. In the beginning stages of my masters, I became fascinated by student conceptions and alternative conceptions, but was disappointed to discover that not much scientific research had been done in my field of meteorology. This led me to what would become my masters research—within the realm of science education research. The research question I explored was: What are students conceptions of fog, tornadoes, and wind; and how do they change among cognitive level—middle school students, university non-meteorology major students, and university meteorology major students? I conducted both a written phase, and a videotaped interview phase.
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Attached are images of me teaching.
The goals for my blog will be to:
1) Provide a space to share interesting information on the different aspects of Earth and Space Science, science pedagogy, and science education research in the geosciences.
2) To engage TXESS Revolutionaries in conversations pertaining to:
a. Current news events in the Earth and Space Sciences
b. Science pedagogy
c. Reflections on classroom teaching
d. Journal articles in science education research
My plan is to post forum discussions once or twice a month, which will be open for a period of time. I will send an email out to inform of new postings on forum discussion and other blog posts.
I am sure that my goals will evolve over time, and I am always open to suggestions for forum discussions!
You will find a .pdf of my STP. This document was last revised August, 2009.
Attached is a .pdf of my CV