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Facilitating learning from a Biblical worldview.

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Aja Blumanhourst

Sewing

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.

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Becky Groves

Personal Finance

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!

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Diana d'Artenay

Spanish

Learning should be meaningful, practical, and enjoyable.
I want the experience of learning Spanish to take students to the places they want to go...literally!

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Kelly Barrett

Chemistry

Coming soon!

Please stop by the Science room at Open House
and meet Mrs. Barrett!

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Lisa Florian

English

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.

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Robert Lawrence

English

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. 

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Tom Carson

Math

Mr. Carson has served as the Natural Philosophy Department Head and Upper Level Math Teacher at Franklin Classical School since 2007.

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Alicia Snyder

Theater

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.

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Carla Peluso

Cooking, Bible

I believe anyone can learn, once given the correct tools, encouragement, and instruction. Coupled with practice and curiosity, we can amaze ourselves with what we can accomplish.

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Gabrielle Jones

History, Geography, Speech, Economics

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. 

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Kristi Lockwood

English, Government, Worldview, History

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.

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Monika Lambert

Technology, Creative Writing, Music

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.

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Shaun Groves

Bible

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.

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Tracey Reagan

Math

I believe that teaching with enthusiasm and passion, while being consistent in classroom expectations and mutual respect, keeps students engaged and willing to work hard.

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Alisa DeBorde

English, History

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.

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Danny Willoughby

Archery

I measure my success not by the score or wins of an individual or team, but by the measure of positive influence I have had on others and that I did my very best.

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Kellie Adelgren

English

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.

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Kristin von dem Bussche

Science, History

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.

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Niki Thiessen

Math, Science

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.

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Susan Winn

Math, Science

Education is discipleship. My desire as a teacher is to pass on what I know and love to the next generation through fun, multi-sensory learning.

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