So I’m applying for a teaching position at a local university’s Dept. of Biology. They require a teaching philosophy statement. Trouble is, all the ones I’ve seen as examples online are fluffy, almost woo-filled garbage. They have to do with connecting to the students’ inner children and the great circle of education, blah blah blah. I just can’t believe a bunch of research scientists would give a shit about all that junk. Or would they?
Would any teachers be willing to share experiences or tips in this area?