Developing Your Teaching Philosophy

Jacob Fletcher
Graduate Teaching Associate
Centre for Learning and Teaching

The teaching philosophy is a crucial document for an educator. Not only is it important to amalgamate your strengths, ideas, and teaching style for your own reflection and growth, but it is a significant part of the teaching dossier and will be important for future endeavours within higher education. A teaching philosophy is a deeply personal narrative that reflects your core values, motives, and experiences as an educator. For this reason, our teaching philosophies will change throughout our journeys as we gain new experiences that require us to adapt new teaching strategies. In order to evolve as an educator, it is critical to have the ability to participate in personal reflection throughout the full timeline of our teaching ideology. Creating and maintaining a teaching philosophy is a way to ensure that we are constantly reflecting on ourselves from an angle of professional development.

This session will delve into the process of creating your own teaching philosophy, including a step-by-step “how-to” guide to help turn your unique experiences and individual past into a tangible document for your future!



Discussion Groups




Halifax: Killam Library, Room B400

Truro (via video conference): Cox Institute, Room 211



Additional Information


Michelle Soucy
Communications and Event Planning Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching
Tel: (902) 494-6641