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I believe that in order to develop my teaching skills, it is critical to reflect on my teaching goals, the methods I use to achieve them, and the efficacy of those methods. Below I have developed four major sections addressing my teaching experience:
Course Design and Planning focuses on courses that I have developed and my approach to both introductory and advanced courses.
Assessing Student Learning focuses on how I design assignments and assessments to promote student learning.
Evaluating Effective Teaching focuses on my reflections on the process of teaching and how I use evaluations to improve my teaching.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning focuses on the research I conduct in order to improve my teaching.
Finally, Teaching in Practice highlights the courses that I've assisted in teaching and how I put into practice some of the techniques described in other sections.
Course Design and Planning
Assessing Student Learning
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Teaching in Practice
The core of my teaching practice is based on two interwoven themes: scientific literacy and effective communication. My teaching approach focuses on helping students to develop critical thinking skills, such as formulating questions, generating ideas, integrating new knowledge into a conceptual framework, and then demonstrating their mastery of the concept through oral and written communication. I aim to model these skills for students through my teaching in order to facilitate their development from student to teacher.
To learn more about my thoughts on teaching,
please download my Teaching Statement.
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