This section should contain a brief essay that outlines your teaching philosophy. You have probably written on this topic in more than one education course (specifically EDUC 160 and again in your methods course).
Learning and Development
Collaboration and Professionalism
Reflection and Artifact
You need an artifact for each area in which you are demonstrating competency. The artifact, such as a scanned picture of your students’ work, should be preceded by a reflection that :
Answers “what”: summarize the artifact that documents the experience,
Answers “so what”: what have you learned and how does this lead to meeting the standards, and
Answers “now what”: what are implications for future learning and/or refinements.
The reflection should link to your artifact.
Goals and Standards
Put a link(s) to your teaching area standards (e.g. NCTM, NCTE, NMSA, etc.)
1.1 Demonstrates content mastery.
1.2 Encourages students to look at subject matter from a variety of perspectives and to see linkages across disciplines.
1.3 Gives students opportunities to use methods of inquiry associated with the discipline(s).
Technology Operations and Concepts
Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences