Comments on: Statement of Teaching Philosophy http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/ Notes and Queries in Anthropology Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:11:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: Tony Waters http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-722019 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 02:29:06 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-722019 Kerim,
Good luck with the promotion. I just went through my “5 year review” after being promoted to Full Professor–five years ago (duh). I didn’t redo my statement of teaching philosophy as an act of rebellion, and just quickly scanned what I wrote five years ago.

After reading your statement, I know that this was was indeed a petty act of rebellion. As your statement demonstrates, thinking through what you do in the classroom every five years or so is by itself a creative act, bound to improve what you do.

Again, good luck with the tenure process–and remember to re-do this even after your final promotion!

Tony

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By: Kerim http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-721116 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:04:56 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-721116 Thanks so much Greg. That means a lot coming from the #7 Lecturer in Australia for 2011! (#2 in the Social Sciences.)

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By: Greg Downey http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-721059 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:55:24 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-721059 I agree with John above; you definitely deserve the promotion.

The statement is really nicely done. Really constructive, theoretically informed, but also quite down to earth and specific. Great stuff, and an inspiration.

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By: Chris Fung http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-721051 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:36:12 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-721051 Thanks for this Kerim. Very interesting. I am re-posting on my FB for my anthro colleagues.

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By: Malte http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-721045 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:49:39 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-721045 Thanks for sharing!

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By: Kerim http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-721031 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:26:05 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-721031 Thanks John. Keeping my fingers crossed…

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By: John McCreery http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-721028 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:11:02 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-721028 If ever a professor deserved promotion, you do, Kerim. A wonderfully thoughtful and positive statement.

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By: Kerim http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-721023 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:12:40 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-721023 Thanks Rachel!

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By: Rachel http://savageminds.org/2012/03/13/statement-of-teaching-philosophy/comment-page-1/#comment-721014 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:09:59 +0000 http://savageminds.org/?p=7331#comment-721014 Thanks for sharing this Kerim. I’m a graduate student (i.e. looking to write a statement of teaching philosophy, rather than in a position to evaluate them officially) but your statement seems to me to do precisely what it should do. I like the well-developed examples of how you teach, and particularly the many examples of how you are constantly thinking about and trying to improve your teaching. I get a real idea of how you teach, why you teach that way, and how it resonates with your students. Very helpful!

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