"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~T.S. Eliot

"You were once wild here, don't let them tame you!" ~Isadora Duncan

"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." ~Andre Gide

"Follow your bliss!" ~J. Campbell ... and my folks!

"The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting." ~Andy Warhol

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~Nelson Mandela

"...open and expanding like an unfinished book..." ~Quote from a friend, Travis Judd

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~St. Francis of Assisi

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." ~Nelson Mandela

"The capacity to be puzzled is ... the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science." ~Erich Fromm

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before." ~Mae West

"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." ~Augusto Boal

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teaching Philosophy

Right now I'm working on my teaching philosophy for several academic positions I'm going to apply for ... I've never written one of these before, any suggestions?

*I just read a great quote in the book I'm reading:
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ~Henry Adams

Today I also wrote a letter of recommendation for a Middle School Student I've worked with who's a candidate for the MS Junior National Honor Society! :o) That was tremendous amounts of fun!


  1. This is freaking hard!
    I want to sound intelligent, and not like a pompous arse.
    I want to enunciate my thoughts and ideals as a teacher, never having taught anything at the collegiate level.
    I want it to sound fresh, as in new not rude (haha), so that when folks at different Colleges and Uni's are reading it, it jumps out at them and says HIRE THIS WOMAN!
    And I want it to be concise, and non-repatative!
    This is bloody hard!!!
    Ok...rant over.

  2. I'm still working on this...it's sort of driving me nuts!
    It's very likely that I'm over thinking it, making it harder than it needs to be, to write it.