You should also discuss how your values and beliefs about teaching fit into the context of your discipline.
Your teaching philosophy is a self-reflective statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning.
It's a one to two page narrative that conveys your core ideas about being an effective teacher in the context of your discipline.
It develops these ideas with specific, concrete examples of what the teacher and learners will do to achieve those goals.
Importantly, your teaching philosophy statement also explains why you choose these options.
Teaching philosophies express your values and beliefs about teaching.
They are personal statements that introduce you, as a teacher, to your reader.
What are you attitudes towards advising and mentoring students? What different types of assessment will you use (i.e.
How would an observer see you interact with students? traditional tests, projects, portfolios, presentations) and why? What goals do you have for yourself and how will you reach them?
What skills should students obtain as a result of your teaching?
Think about your ideal student and what the outcomes of your teaching would be in terms of this student's knowledge or behavior.