Kaplan University (Paralegal Studies)
Kaplan University Online (MBA)
Walden University (PhD)
My teaching philosophy is somewhat eclectic and resists a neat philosophical classification. What I will attempt to do is to identify some themes which emerge from my teaching and let others determine whether these themes constitute any coherent pattern.
At the outset, I would state that teachers impart more by way of example than precept, and that students are very perceptive in recognizing when a teacher does not practice what (s)he preaches. There are several values that I try to teach students, both by my words and my actions. Included among these are the following: the importance of organization, preparation, and homework; respect for other people and their views; the value of clear and effective communication in both written and oral form; the importance of fair process; the centrality of equality, to name but a few.
Another important theme of my teaching philosophy is to emphasize the value of critical scholarship, which not only clearly describes the present state of the the subject matter but explores what the focus should be.
The teachers I have had who stand out in my memory have some attributes in common: they presented their subjects in a way that caught my interest, clarified difficult topics and led me through complex areas, and put knowledge into context so that its relevance was apparent. These role models have influenced my approach to teaching: I view myself primarily as a facilitator of learning, rather than as an expert who simply delivers information to students.
I am a facilitator and instructor with an integrated and thoughtful approach to lifelong learning. I want to help others benefit from their experiences in the classroom and help them through their academic journey. I believe that education is the cornerstone of society; and the ability to do my part and give back to the education of others drives me to want to teach. I believe in teaching through feedback; thoughtful responses and being very present in the classroom.
I pursued a Ph.D. in order to teach. I believe I have the ability to engage and inspire students in the same manner as other professors have engaged and inspired me. I studied management and leadership because I believe we all should know how to relate to other individuals in a manner that promotes dignity, cooperation, and individuality. My teaching philosophy is somewhat eclectic and resists a neat philosophical classification. What I will attempt to do is to identify some themes which emerge from my teaching and let others determine whether these themes constitute any coherent pattern.
At the outset, I would state that teachers impart more by way of example than
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I have an MBA. I have also run a business owned by a group that owned several other businesses. I have my own small business. I recently started my own non-profit. I have experience training staff in law firms.
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