My teaching philosophy:
I believe that every classroom represents a unique community that I as the instructor am responsible for becoming acquainted with and learning the needs and nuances of so that I can implement techniques needed to foster and facilitate the most successful learning environment. It is important that encourage my students to express themselves and their ideas, welcoming feedback to continue to improve my skills and the classroom environment. I intend to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day. I owe it to my students, as well as the educational and social community that I serve, to bring consistency, diligence, and warmth to my instructor role in teaching Industrial-Organizational Psychology in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage growth and inspiration in my students.
I will build a rapport with my students to build trust and create an environment that is open and transparent. I will present a curriculum that is organized and relevant, including active learning techniques that foster engagement and practical application. My lesson plans clearly outline learning objectives and how they apply to real-world scenarios. The course schedule will provide the assignment timelines and grading expectations. I engage in active feedback, early and throughout the course, which allows me to take a pulse of my student’s perception of their success, what is working and what may not be, so that I can shift my teaching methods and address any gaps in technique.
Teaching is a process of not only instructing and making connections with my students, but of learning from them to continue to improve and master my teaching skills, strategies, ideas, and philosophies. My priority and my commitment are to my students, ensuring that they have the tools, guidance, confidence, and feedback needed to succeed in their educational endeavors.