Jeffrey W. Stehr
To detail my commitment to teaching, how I like to teach, and what I think is important in
being a good teacher, I put together a teaching portfolio
full of my thoughts on teaching, materials that I have used while teaching, and reflections
on how I would improve these materials for the next time I used them or for the possibility that
someone else might like to try the same things. I have tried to include the original
materials where possible, but some of the hand-drawn illustrations are missing. As usual, you
can bring up any document you like by clicking on the highlighted words.
My reflections on a test that I wrote as an undergraduate,
and how I would improve it. When I wrote it, I thought it was a very good test, but after looking
at it a second time, there are some things that I would change.
In this exercise, students critique each other's laboratory
reports, much like the strategy used in many creative writing classes. Students were able to
see what their peers were doing, and could then look more objectively at their own work and
identify areas of their reports that needed improvement.
- The handout I gave to my students detailing how a good lab report would look.
- The instructions I handed out to the students on the day of the critique.
- My thoughts on the the critique.
I asked my students these questions a few weeks into the quarter so I could make changes
to accommodate their needs. This is not a multiple-choice evaluation form. Instead,
I was interested in opinions and feedback that I could use to improve my teaching. The questions
are pointed toward several ideas that I was considering,
but did not want to implement without asking for student input first.
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