Mary K. Sheats
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this teaching portfolio is to document and share many of the components that have contributed to my development as a teacher.
Within this document you will find:
If you visit this site over time you will no doubt see many changes, as I am continually adding to and updating my understanding of what it means to be an educator and how to provide the highest impact educational experience for learners. Currently, my teaching goals are focused on developing materials that facilitate veterinary student training in applied clinical reasoning relevant to Equine Primary Care. This is consistent with my overall goal in veterinary education, which is to enhance student knowledge and understanding of equine physiology and disease by delivering the information in a way that communicates its value, relevance and application to the "real-world" of veterinary medicine.
"If we are truly effective teachers, then we are creating autonomous, independent, and self directed learners."