R EFLECTION What are your biggest concerns about teaching? What was your least favorite class/teacher and why? What specifically did you dislike about it? What is the purpose/role of a teacher? What qualities make someone a good teacher?
T EACHING 101: T HINGS TO CONSIDER What are your teaching principles/values/goals? “At the end of the course, I want students to ___________” Examples: Demonstrate adequate knowledge of [subject area] Think critically about [subject area] Make interdisciplinary connections Want to major in [subject area] Apply concepts to real life Develop specific skills like writing, test-taking, research techniques, etc
T EACHING 101: T HINGS TO CONSIDER At what type of school should you teach? (size, level of specialization, funding sources, teaching load, research and teaching expectations) Large research Small research/liberal arts Small teaching Large public Historically Black college/university Religious Community college Vocational Alternative
T EACHING 101: THINGS TO CONSIDER How will you communicate with students? Common student-teacher relationships: Mentorship Friendship Formal Implications: How do they address you? How do they contact you? How often do they contact you? How flexible are your expectations?
T EACHING 101: THINGS TO CONSIDER How will you teach? Lecture Active Learning Critical Thinking Discussion Cooperative Learning Writing Service Learning Integrating Technology Distance Learning http://www.hulu.com/watch/13046/the-devil-wears- prada-cerulean-sweater
T EACHING 101: THINGS TO CONSIDER How do you assess student learning? Formative assessment Concept Maps Laboratory work Writing forum Question-Answer Discussion groups Self-reflections Summative assessment Tests Term papers Final projects
T EACHING 101: THINGS TO CONSIDER How will you grade? Traditional grading scale Raw points Percentages Letter grades What will you grade? Attendance Participation Content Presentation Analyses Improvement Effort
C REATING TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES TAing Guest lecturing 2x per year Teaching at learning center Kaplan New Point Learning Center Sylvan Learning Rx Tutoring After-school programs Graduate school programs Private Teaching at a community college Teaching at an alternative school