Initial Publication Date: September 7, 2006

Documenting Your Teaching

Documenting your teaching can

  • give you an advantage during interviews, where you can show your future colleagues that you not only have teaching experience, but that you have begun reflecting on and learning from that experience
  • improve your teaching, through reflective practice
  • provide evidence of your teaching strengths and accomplishments
(Seldin, 1997, p. 25-27).

If you have developed a teaching statement (sometimes called a teaching philosophy), you have already begun documenting your teaching.


Jump down to books and articles or example portfolios.

Books and articles

Example portfolios by geoscientists

  • Andrew Zimmerman, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida
  • Patrice Rey, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Stephen Pekar, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College
  • Michael N. Evans, Department of Geology and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland

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