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  1. carteran
    February 19, 2018 @ 8:36 pm

    Thank you for your post! I completely agree, unfortunately there is no one size fits all for teaching. It’s great to have examples of good teaching styles but unfortunately I believe that we have to have some trial and error in order to find what works best for us. While this is a time consuming process, it’s one that I believe everyone must go through in order to find what works for them.

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  2. Amy Hermundstad Nave
    February 20, 2018 @ 1:13 am

    Thanks for your post! I definitely agree that there is not a one size fits all when it comes to teaching, and it can be challenging to figure out your teaching style early on. I think as graduate students, we often have other teaching experiences even if we are not in front of a classroom. Grad students often teach and mentor other students in their lab, fill in for a class that their advisor teaches, teach a lab section of a class, etc. All of these experiences can be beneficial when figuring out your teaching voice. Thanks for the post!

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  3. Ali
    February 20, 2018 @ 5:46 pm

    Nice post Sevda. I agree with the idea that everybody is different, so there should be a number of different styles for teaching. But also I believe that we can pay attention to important activities and styles by good teachers, not just for mimicking them but for incorporating them in our style as well. Thanks.

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  4. sogandmhz
    February 21, 2018 @ 3:15 pm

    Nice blog1 I like your point on “there is not a single truth for being the best teacher, we should create our own voice rather than adopt from someone else’s.” As you mentioned, assessing or interacting with all students in large classes(more than 50 students) is impossible, I agree the comprehensive rubric is a good idea, but I think the teacher must keep a record of the student’s performance during the semester and try to reach out student if he/she finds a low performance. I think every one of us will have our own teaching voice which may change from class to class and course to course.

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  5. Yan
    February 21, 2018 @ 9:50 pm

    Thank you for the blog! I agree with your comment that “creating a common rubric, but also leave a gap for interpretation”. I also think that this is a very good strategy to address the individual differences in learning. It might not be difficult to consider the differences in teaching, but back to assessment, how to find a balance spot between fairness and individual differences can be challenging.

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  6. Cherice Hughes-Oliver
    September 26, 2018 @ 5:55 pm

    I definitely don’t think there is any right way to teach. So the idea of just copying and pasting a teaching technique used by another successful teacher won’t necessarily work. It is much more difficult to craft your own teaching style, but hopefully it will be worth it to have a style that really works for you!

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