Teaching Philosophy

 

Teaching Philosophy

I am passionate about community health, which guides my teaching, service, professional development, and student engagement efforts. I excel in teaching, as indicated by performance of my students, and quality of the instructional materials that I have developed, and delivery of instruction. My philosophy of teaching is to utilize a wide variety of teaching styles and modalities to accommodate all types of learners in my courses. Foremost, I firmly believe in the continuous use of real-world examples to relate content to the students’ prior knowledge. This increases student understanding, retention of information, and enjoyment of the material 

I employ technology such as the internet, PowerPoint. I use many resources in my teaching, such as images, video and informational links. I use a multifaceted approach to teaching. I engage my students through experiential learning, service learning, multimedia lecture, discussion, and demonstration. I work at drawing out my students in class by creating a comfortable secure learning environment. They know that they can venture an answer in class with the possibility of correction, but without the fear of reproach. I am approachable and available to my students. Many times even students from sections other than my own have sought me out for help