Teaching Philosophy – First Draft

  As a lifelong learner, I’ve found that it’s a give and take sort of thing, and that teaching is just a different away of approaching it. This is something I find personally important to remember when I’m in the classroom. Oftentimes, I find myself imagining learning as the River Styx, in no uncertain terms. It’s something so infinite and yes—dare I say it—mystical even, that it requires guidance, a god-like kind, and I am no god. But I’m on that boat ride over, all the same. Plan to be, every single time, sitting neither above or below but right…

Thoughts on Teaching Style

Pedagological Explorations: Professionalism Tree #1 Practicum – Jimmy Butts “Observing a Teacher” Fall 2016 Semester Jennifer Davis runs her workshops just a little better than everyone else. I’ve been involved in some form of creative writing workshop for nearly a decade, and I can say this with absolute conviction. I’m not sure what it is, because I don’t believe it’s possible to narrow it down to only one thing. It’s more of the collective process as a whole—when you’re writing and reading with Jennifer—that’s magic. It’s the experience. It’s the bright gems you take away unknowingly, to discover months later,…