Since everybody is different from each other, their voices of teaching also different. People’s approach, character, abilities, and perspective lead to creating their own style of teaching and “teaching voice” such as learning.
When I was reading Sarah Deel’s “Finding My Teaching Voice”, she was saying: “I had tried adopting the teaching styles of the good teachers I remembered, and it had not been an improvement, for me or the students.”. That is an absolute truth. As there is not a single truth for being the best teacher, we should create our own voice rather than adopt from someone else’s.
Describing our teaching style is not as easy for sure, especially without teaching experience like me. Because teaching is a totally different type of communication than our everyday interaction with people and there should be some strategies which we can maintain and adapt to our style easily. For example, creating common rubric for a course might be difficult to provide a fair environment for every student in the class. Because every person is different and everyone’s assessment criteria can be different as Deel mentioned. But maintaining and applying this is one of the hardest work as a teacher. I think, creating a common rubric, but also leave a gap for interpretation is a best way to evaluate because teachers are not computers and they are interacting with students to know their capabilities and their knowledge. So, teachers can assess all of the students’ works with a rubric, then evaluate individually again.