INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PORTFOLIO
Welcome to my online teaching portfolio, detailing my teaching philosophy and experience. Please use the links to the left to navigate through the portfolio. I have envisioned this online space as a dynamic reflection of my teaching and mentoring work. To navigate back to this front page, simply click on "Teaching and Pedagogy" in the menu at the top of the pages.
Navigating through the links will provide you with my reflections on teaching, including my goals for student learning, perspectives on building classroom environments, and the ways in which I seek to create synergy between course readings, opportunities for student assessment, and one-on-one mentoring.
Within the field of anthropology, it is my belief that through courses we have a unique opportunity to broaden students' horizons while also challenging them to integrate new, and sometimes conflicting, perspectives into their understandings of the world, encouraging them to encounter their own firmly held beliefs. By connecting students with course assignments that encourage them to interact with their own backgrounds and the communities in which they find themselves, I seek to enable them to discover new and empowering experiences built on course texts.