It can be intimidating to start writing your teaching statement. You may feel as if you have too many examples to fit into the two-page document. Or, you might be thinking that you have no idea where to start in framing your instructional approach. To get some ideas flowing, set a timer for 10 minutes and free-write in response to the following questions: What do students in your classrooms learn to do/think/perform? What do you (or would you) do in your classrooms to set that up? Why do you (or would you) do it in those ways? To learn more about the teaching statement, watch this five-minute video.