Essay on My Philosophy Of Teaching Perspectives Inventory

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I am not currently employed as a teacher; in fact I am in the development phase for learning how to teach. Over the past 28 years, I have had experience as a military instructor; however, in the military we primarily stick to one style of instruction, “Demonstration, Explanation and Imitation” which in my opinion limits the amount of learners that could potential be reached. In this paper I will summarize my philosophy of teaching and expand on how the results I obtained from the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) reflect in regards to my beliefs, intentions, actions and my knowledge, skills and attitude.
Summary
In this paper I will use Pratt’s teaching perspectives to identify my philosophy of teaching and facilitation, to discuss the results I obtained from the taking the TPI and reflect on how I will incorporate these perspectives into my teaching.
Teaching Orientation Statement I am currently in the learning phase of becoming a teacher; however I have been on the learning side of the classroom many times over the years and have seen what works and what just doesn’t work when it comes to teaching. I believe that “effective teaching is a process of socializing students into new behavioral norms and professional ways of working” (Pratt & Collins, 2006). When I went to Centennial College I had this teacher who understood that learners all learn differently, that there are many different strategies you can use to transfer knowledge without losing context. As Pratt &…

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