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Kelly Brooke Martin

Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy

I have adopted a constructivist approach to the dialectical method when teaching. The cornerstone of higher education is the ability to facilitate critical thought. Engaging my class in a comfortable atmosphere of dialectic interaction emphasizes each student as a valuable contribution to a process of collaborative learning, while allowing constructive, humanistic reason serve as the building block for intellectual growth.


  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1010), Roane State Community College (2010–present)
  • Occupational Sociology (SOC 3300), Tennessee Technological University (2013–present)

Courses Taught as Teaching Assistant

  • Evidence-based Social and Economic Development (SW 546), UTCSW (2009)



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