Everyone learns in different ways, so in my class we will have some writing, speaking, and hands-on work. I’m all about making learning fun! I will teach practical skills while we create samples and projects that the students will be able to take home with them. This will help them when creating their own projects in the future.
I work at tailoring lessons in a way that makes the content engaging, memorable, and hopefully fun for all learning styles. If there is confusion, I want to clarify it. If there is boredom, I want to challenge it. If there is apathy, I want to engage it. I highly encourage feedback and dialogue!
To encourage a love of learning in students. We each have different styles of learning, and when every student is given the opportunity to learn within his or her style and not forced to fit into a pre-set parameter, that love of learning will be allowed to flourish.
All pedagogy should be focused toward the student’s learning. I keep this firmly in mind as I craft the lessons and assignments for my classes. A student-centered approach is vital to any educational endeavor.
I believe that children are complete people, each beautifully unique. I always desire to teach within the context of a child’s personality, to help them to learn and see God’s world as He reveals it to them. I also believe that work is a gift from God. Working hard brings fulfillment and deep satisfaction.
I believe a passion for learning will help build a foundation for a lifetime of learning and development. My goal is to kindle a passion for learning by engaging students with an exciting and experiential learning process.
Learning is not just something that takes place in a classroom, or between the ages of five and eighteen. Learning should be a life-long pursuit. I believe in creating an environment where students are challenged to think critically, beyond rote memory skills, and to discover the things they are passionate about.
I believe that students succeed and are able to acquire the most information from “learning by doing.” They should be able to seek out the process that works best for them, and I, being the teacher, should be able to provide a variety of solutions and accept new approaches from my students.
I’m passionate about serving as many different kinds of learners as possible. I pepper every lesson with humor; ask engaging questions; bring artifacts to class; tell stories; and share videos, images, and audio that bring the ancient world to life.
I believe in delivering information and assessing student comprehension in ways that allow for diversity of learning style and expression. I seek to contextualize our studies to help students see that what we learn together reaches across disciplines and beyond our classroom. However, the most important facet of my teaching philosophy centers on sharing a value and love of learning with my students.
I have always loved to learn, and by teaching subjects that I am passionate about, it is my hope and desire to pass on that zeal to my students. I believe that learning can and should be fun, but I also believe that discipline, character, and other valuable life lessons can be taught through academics.
I believe learning can be fun, and that there is value in both independent study, and classroom discovery and experiences. My desire is to provide classroom opportunities that bring textbook information to life, as well as time for students to learn from each other and with each other.
I believe learning can be fun. My desire is to engage students in discussions and help them participate in activities that will enliven the material for them. As they learn and master the foundations of science, they will learn to reason and think logically about science from a Biblical perspective.