What is a teaching philosophy? Creating a teaching philosophy will help focus your document, and help you to determine whether or not you have accomplished what you set out to do in teaching. Teaching is an action that results in a person acquiring knowledge; the teacher trains or educates; the teacher imparts information, clarifies a student’s understanding, and helps students to develop a skill. If you’d like to learn more about writing a teaching philosophy statement, attend the upcoming Edit session on “How to Write a Teaching Philosophy Statement”, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, SMC Campus Center, Room 351, Noon - 1:00 PM. Your Philosophy Statement will help you to determine what you are trying to teach, helps set your goals for what you want students to learn and the statement can be used to measure your effectiveness as a teacher.