Teaching will be a way for me to express
my creativity and enjoy each day of my life.
My philosophy of education is to provide an inquiry-based, constructivist approach; helping students learn how to learn and instilling processes for lifelong learning through the use of project-based learning experiences developed using the Understanding by Design process. I feel strongly that when students are more active and involved in their education, and when those experiences mirror the real-world through authentic curriculum design, it becomes much more meaningful. I aim to make my classroom a comfortable place where students can feel at home.
I understand the importance of differentiation in the classroom – both for ability and learning styles. Each lesson should be diversified enough so that all students are able to learn in the environment that is the most comfortable for them. My goal is to make learning enjoyable for all students through creativity and humor, and by providing an open and caring classroom where all concerns can be addressed comfortably, and both students and parents feel welcome.
I ensure that classroom discussions and displays reflect a diverse and multicultural perspective. After studying in my classroom, I hope that my students are on their way to becoming well-rounded, open-minded and respectful individuals.
So. Much. Fun. Intro activity for tutorial design in grade six (more info on blog soon)I believe my role as a teacher is not only to teach my students new information, but also to teach students how to learn, and instill processes for lifelong learning. I enjoy using technology as a tool for learning, and am always open new teaching possibilities.
Throughout my career as a teacher, I consistently participate in, and offer, Professional Development to continually revise and assess my own teaching practices. I will work together with staff, students, parents and administrators to continually improve. I never want my teaching to be stale, rote or old. As I learn more, I will strive to incorporate this new knowledge into my existing teaching techniques. Teaching will be a way for me to express my creativity and enjoy each day of my life.
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in”
Looking down the steep rock slab, I make eye contact with my fellow mountain guide, who gives me a reassuring nod. Ten adventurers stand between us, each experiencing the exposed climb differently – some greeting the challenge with excitement and others with fright. All are making their way towards the 8,845ft-high summit.
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” – Bill Gates Sample Quote Only