Teaching philosophy series: Summarizing the lessons of my teaching philosophy

In the “Summarizing the lessons of my teaching philosophy” section, I reflect on the lessons I have learned throughout my academic and professional journey, which have shaped my teaching philosophy. I emphasize the importance of embracing one’s identity and unique perspective, fostering enduring connections between educators and students, and remaining open to self-reflection when venturing into uncharted territory. My philosophy is fundamentally shaped by my personal journey through higher education, which has driven my unique approach to teaching and information literacy.

Teaching philosophy series: Revolutionizing library instruction by uniting robots and dinosaurs

In the section “Revolutionizing library instruction by uniting robots and dinosaurs,” I describe my innovative approach to library instruction, which involves uniting seemingly unrelated concepts like robots and dinosaurs to engage students. This unconventional method has garnered significant approval from faculty, who find that students grasp the concepts more easily. My approach has also been adopted by other colleagues in the library. This innovative approach reflects my commitment to adapting traditional library instruction to better engage and educate students, ultimately enhancing information literacy.

Teaching philosophy series: An introduction

Explore a librarian’s growth from a Carleton University library technician, overcoming challenges to develop an inclusive teaching philosophy. Witness the evolution towards dynamic, collaborative instructional sessions that foster critical thinking. Delve into the personal journey of overcoming obstacles, guiding students to become discerning information consumers and adapt to the academic environment.