Have you ever wondered why you teach? Is it because you like helping people understand new concepts, ideas or theories? Do you like seeing that “Ah-Ha” moment in learners where something you said made all their previous learning on the topic make sense? Your reasons may be much deeper than you realize.
All of us teach for different reasons, but I don’t think we know why we teach and what makes teaching important to us. Creating a personal teaching philosophy will help you understand your teaching motivations and may even help make you a better and more satisfied teacher.
A few months ago I wrote down my first personal education philology, which was the beginnings of my personal teaching philosophy: Continue reading