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Sharing Your Philosophy of Teaching Statement

  • 1.  Sharing Your Philosophy of Teaching Statement

    Posted 02-11-2021 04:12 PM
    Dear Colleagues:

    Later this month, I will be presenting a webinar for the Career Path Development Professional Learning Network (CPD PLN) on "Writing your Philosophy of Teaching Statement" (details coming soon!).   During this webinar, I would like to showcase examples of teaching philosophy statements from colleagues who work in different teaching contexts.  Would you be willing to share your philosophy of teaching statement so that others can learn from it?

    If you are inclined to share, please e-mail your statement as an MS Word document to and write "Teaching Philosophy Statement" in the subject line.  If you would like to be identified as the author of the statement, please write your name at the top of the statement.  If you would like to share, but remain anonymous, please write "Anonymous" at the top of the statement.

    After the webinar is over, I will compile the teaching philosophy statements that I have received into one document and submit them to the TESOL Resource Center.  In this way, everyone can access these examples as they think about writing their own philosophy of teaching statement.

    I will be adding the examples to the webinar presentation this week, so it would be helpful to receive the statements by Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

    In your e-mail, please write a statement, "I give Nikki Ashcraft permission to use my teaching philosophy statement in presentations and to submit my teaching philosophy statement to the TESOL Resource Center."

    Thank you in advance for generously sharing your philosophy of teaching statements.

    Nikki Ashcraft

    Nikki Ashcraft
    Chair, Membership Professional Council
    University of Missouri