Module 2: Teaching Philosophy

Module 2 Objectives

To complete this module, please read the Overview, review the Readings, complete the Assignments, and review the Evaluation questions.

During this module, you will:

  • Examine different learning and teaching styles
  • Learn about different teaching philosophies and view examples
  • Draft your own statement of teaching philosophy

Module 2 Overview

Being the teacher you want to be starts with understanding how your students learn and establishing your own classroom persona. By identifying your style before you begin teaching, you will be able to approach your first classroom with more confidence.

As we examine different learning and teaching styles, keep in mind that there is not one correct method. Different teachers take different approaches in the classroom. What is most important is to identify your own style and strengths.

Module 2 Readings

Module 2 Assignments

Discover your own learning style

Complete the following inventories and be ready to discuss what you learned. Share with the group your results for both inventories.

Draft your teaching philosophy

Prepare an initial draft of your philosophy of teaching or share your current statement. Share your draft and participate in peer review. Revise your statement of teaching philosophy two more times: after observing, and after teaching for one semester

One tip to get started is to write: “The teacher I want to be…”

Module 2 Evaluation

  • What concerns do you have about different learning styles?
  • How do you expect to apply your knowledge of learning styles to your teaching?
  • What additional information do you need?