Teaching

Philosophy and Portfolio

[The teacher] who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of [her] wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Khalil Gibran, "On Teaching" in The Prophet

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Teaching Philosophy

"My goals as a Scholarly Teacher (Gurung, 2008) are thus as follows: I hope to foster critical thinking, life-long learning, and problem-solving skills in my students so that they are aware of the reality beyond media talk on “mind-reading” and other popular psychology headlines, can independently assess psychological articles and research problems, and apply theories to address these problems within and beyond the classroom. I aim to achieve these goals through three fundamental principles include 1) creating a flexible structure with high, but clear, expectations; 2) engaging curiosity through applied scenarios; and 3) emphasizing community building to lay the foundation for a diverse and inclusive environment that supports the learning for all students."

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Teaching Portfolio

I have served as instructor of record for several courses, attended teaching-oriented conferences, completed certificates for additional professional development, tutored students on the side, and more.