Teaching and Scholarship – a mutually beneficial relationship

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.