My name is Shane Ralston and I first shared a link (on Social Science Research Network) to an early draft of my paper "An Outline for a Brief Teaching Demonstration" on the Philosophy Smoker several months ago.I haven't read the paper because, you know, I've been getting involved in spats about philosophy online, writing talks, revising chapters, you know, the usual. But, those of you who have read it, or will, let's get constructive.
The paper lays out a plan for organizing a short demonstration of one's teaching abilities as part of an interview process at a teaching school. I used the brief teaching demonstration in my own interviews for several years and it eventually helped secure me a TT position. The paper has been published in the journal Teaching Philosophy this month.
I [want to] solicit constructive and critical comments on the article's content. I can no longer post the paper for free download, but most readers should be able to get a copy, whether through the university library or through an on-line subscription service.
- Jaded Dissertator