I will be on the job market, again, next year. I am looking for a position that emphasizes teaching. I wrote a new teaching statement each year for the past two years since I just graduated with my Ph.D. last year, and I am relatively new to teaching, my teaching philosphy continually changes.
I am including writing a teaching statement that includes references. My teaching statement usually includes a narration of what I actually do in class, and explanation of assignments I give. Education research also informs how I do things in class, and I would like to justify why I do things with references to education papers.
I am in mathematics, and I notice that a lot of math teaching statements do not include references, which makes me think this is out of the norm.
Will my teaching statement be stronger if I provide references? Or will this be unusual and better be left out of my statement?