Years ago I took up the mantra, "I teach Organic Chemistry as a process."
And for me learning to teach has been a process: Early on, my teaching emphasized thinking about Organic Chemistry as a beautiful, interconnected web of mechanisms providing a basis for understanding biological and physical processes. As I matured, the process I found more important and rewarding was the process of teaching students how to learn not just about a complex discipline but also about themselves and how they learn. The method used in my classroom is POGIL -- a group-based guided inquiry learning method that encourages and facilitiates students' development of the "process skills" of analytical thinking, problem solving, critical reading, communication, time management, and metacognition. In the process, I have learned to pay more attention to teaching my students than to merely teaching my subject.