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Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy

Students learn from being engaged and motivated in their learning. Hands on and inquiry based learning promote involvement and success. Motivation is also enhanced when students are offered choices in their learning.
The learning environment is student-centered, and instruction is individualized to each student. Modifying lessons scaffolds each student to succeed in their learning. Opportunity to learn with their peers and with technology promotes learning achievement. Learning targets are necessary for students to understand learning expectations.
A calm and caring environment promotes a safe learning environment where the students are able to express their thoughts, ideas, and concerns.

My responsibility as the teacher is to facilitate an environment to allow the students to discover and own the learning targets.