I am applying for PhD programs and some of them ask for a teaching statement for TA positions. However, as a graduate student, my only experience related to teaching is working as a grader of a graduate level class. I only worked closely with the professor and never communicated with any student.
I've read some teaching statement examples, but it seems nearly all of them are for people applying for faculty positions with or without teaching experience. My question is: should I follow this kind of examples talking about teaching philosophy/methods? Or is there another way for graduate students to write the statement? I think the department know that the possibility of graduate students having teaching experience is not high. So I am worrying that if I imitate the faculty way of writing may look very naive and doesn't work.