Why does an activity work one semester and not the next? What makes today’s students engage? What does my classroom experience show about what both my students and I need to succeed? These are the kinds of questions any effective teacher asks. Because of the complexity of any teaching situation, the answers will vary: they’ll be informed by what you’re teaching; your students’ realities and perspectives; where you find your personal ‘flow’ in the classroom; and what you can learn from others. A teaching portfolio is a good way to reflect on what is happening when you teach and to turn your teaching into scholarly practice . But how to begin? Join us to talk about developing a teaching portfolio—either for personal reflection on your own teaching story, as a reminder of your teaching solutions and approaches for future semesters, or to communicate your successes to others.
Teaching and Scholarship – a mutually beneficial relationship