Module 4 Summary: Telling New Stories About Our Teaching Experiences


In this module, you have:

  • identified levels of transferable teaching skills and alignment with career priorities;
  • established overlaps in your teaching and professional personas and explored alignment in one job application document;
  • practiced responding to a set of job interview questions using the STAR method to showcase your transferable teaching skills; and
  • reviewed concrete next steps you can take in your professional development.


This 60-minute self-paced module is part of a four-module series for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows exploring strategies to reflect on their teaching and develop their teaching dossier.

Are you interested in adopting this series into your current and future graduate student and post-doctoral fellow professional development programming? If yes, download the "Institutional Guide" (PDF | DOCX) for programming ideas, embedding instructions, and customization options.

The series was co-developed by five institutional partners: Ryerson (X) University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, and Western University. This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy, visit