Feeling inspired to make your own Teaching Coat?  This is the place for support and ideas to help get you started.  I’m always adding to this section is under development, so please check back here in the coming weeks!0104Hx

Here are some questions that may spark ideas for stories, symbols, or other artifacts to include on your Teaching Coat...

  • What were the circumstances that led to you deciding to become a teacher?
  • What tools are important to you in your teaching work?
  • What do you believe about teaching and learning?
  • What is your philosophy of teaching?
  • What do you hope for the future of education?
  • What do you hope for your students?
  • What do you hope for you teaching colleagues?
  • Is there a quote about teaching or life that inspires you?
  • When did you know you wanted to go into teaching?
  • Describe a student whose memory makes you smile.
  • When did you know you were making a difference as a teacher?
  • Which three words best describe your teaching style?
  • Describe a time as a teacher when you had to laugh at yourself?
  • Describe a favourite lesson you teach.
  • Describe a memorable teacher.
  • Describe a time as a student yourself when you loved school.
  • What advice or tips do you have for others getting into teaching?
  • If you weren’t a teacher, what profession might you like to pursue and why?
  • If you had a $100,000 to spend on your students or school, what might you like to do with the money?
  • What significant events or realizations have impacted your professional practices?
  • Which aspects of your personal experiences and identity do you choose to share–or not share–with your students, and why?