Writing Center Consultant Training

Posted: December 10, 2013 in Pedagogy, Philosophy, Writing Center
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I view my role in the classroom as a flexible, approachable leader who brings students to a toolbox full of resources. My students, once brought to this “resource toolbox,” will be allowed to independently discover their own capacity for learning. In addition to the privacy of self-discovery, my students will be expected to function in a learning community where all participants (including the teacher) are respectful, responsible, and reliable, which are demonstrated through the following examples.

  • Respect—all abilities and disabilities are accommodated
  • Responsible—all are expected to reach their personal learning objectives
  • Reliable—all collaborate to make a welcoming and friendly environment

To accomplish my vision of creating this kind of collaborative environment, my classroom instruction will facilitate discussion so students can interact one-on-one or in small groups. This open-minded and accepting attitude will allow everyone involved (including the teacher) an equal opportunity to grow personally, academically, and professionally.

To foster this culture of self-actualization, I will create student-focused activities that tailor to all learning styles by using researched-based instruction. All graded assignments will recognize that writing is a personal process made public, and I will assess based on students’ abilities to adapt to the rhetorical situation in an effective, masterful style. As a result, classroom management, learning objectives, and course content will center around one philosophy: the gaining of knowledge is the process of coming to know oneself.

To find out more information on my teaching philosophy, learning objectives, and classroom environment, please follow the link to this Prezi presentation.

  1. jstewedu says:

    A forceful manifesto. As the teacher of a flipped writing classroom, I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

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