Category Archives: Evaluating Teaching

How do you judge whether someone is a good teacher?

Judging teaching is like diagnosing measles. There are many things that can indicate measles, but no one indicator is proof of measles on its own. A few spots doesn’t mean you have measles because there are plenty of other reasons … Continue reading

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Writing my teaching philosophy: abstract claims and concrete illustrations

Sometimes a teaching philosophy is too abstract: “I believe in a student-centred approach and I adopt this in all my teaching. I attempt to create a safe space so learners can blossom.” These can be important claims about you and … Continue reading

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Getting to know your students

In another blog I argued that we need to know our students if we are to teach well, because teaching is about who you know, not just what you know. But, every time we start a new course we have … Continue reading

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