Some time ago, I posted a very skeletal outline of a new Statement of Teaching Philosophy and got some good feedback. After struggling to write something that doesn’t sound like it came straight out of a Miss America pageant, I ended up throwing out the whole thing and starting over. After locking myself in my basement (my preferred location for really serious thinking and writing) for two hours, I had a totally new version of the document which I actually was sort of happy with. Only problem: It was four pages long in 10-point font. A few minutes ago, I finished a two-day editing process which got it down, barely, to two pages.
I’m hoping that you people out there can be kind again and read, review, and comment on this statement. The plain text version of the statement is “below the fold”. You can download a PDF of it here. Thanks in advance.