Plugs, Play, Pedagogy

Plugs, Play, Pedagogy

Teaching writing and rhetoric in the 21st century

Attack of the Cloned Teaching Statements

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Plugs, Play, Pedagogy

Episode 2: Attack of the Cloned Teaching Statements

Produced and recorded by Kyle Stedman (plugsplaypedagogy@writingcommons.org; @kstedman), assistant professor of English at Rockford University, in cooperation with KairosCast and Writing Commons.

Transcript available here.

In search of answers to why teaching philosophy statements bother me so much, I share insights from three experts on the subject:

  • Laura Runge (@laura_runge) from University of South Florida: We spoke about the rhetorical stance of the teaching philosophy statement, why 1 page is a good length, and all sorts of other things.
  • Karen Kelsky (@professorisin) from theprofessorisin.com: We hear Tara Wood from Rockford University read Kelsky's post “The Dreaded Teaching Statement: Eight Pitfalls.” You will also hear the sound of magic wands; this is not a joke.
  • Kathie Gossett (@gossettphd) from Iowa State University: We spoke specifically about how digital scholars represent their teaching online, including (but not limited to) the teaching statement.

After those three parts, I mention the following resources:

Our theme music is by Cactus May at Ohio University; check out his work at http://heycactus.weebly.com. You also heard 3 tracks from OverClocked ReMix: “In the Green Gloom” by Argle, “Zanarkand String Quartet,” arranged by GrayFox1217, and Disco Dan, "Blue Lightning."


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Chet B
by Chet B on 06. September 2015
I found Cheryl Ball's work most helpful in my own job search. I enjoyed writing my philosophy because it did force some really helpful macro thinking about my identity as an educator. I also found that my classes, syllabi, and assignments were much stronger after I produced job materials because they helped me clarify my own practice. I think my courses have a much stronger logic to them now. (that rendition of Zanarkand is amazing, also)

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A playful, collaborative, monthly podcast on teaching writing and rhetoric in the 21st century

Hosted by Kyle Stedman, Rockford University

Also available on Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/plugs-play-pedagogy) and iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/plugs-play-pedagogy/id909930552).

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