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Vision and Mission
All students have capabilities,
a positive attitude and drawing upon their strengths is key.
I have a very strong passion for learning and teaching provides me an opportunity for continual learning and growth. I believe that each child is a unique individual born with unique skills, who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. This is why my personal approach to education involves three main things: (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people.
Throughout my teaching experience, I have found that the most fruitful approach to education is one that centers on the student. I believe that teacher's role is to facilitate, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information. In order for students to learn effectively, they need opportunities to discover knowledge at their own pace and their own terms, and to be able to practice this knowledge through experience based techniques. I believe that providing students with the ability to craft a learning path for themselves, and hands on activities to apply them, provides them the opportunity to take control of their learning and have a meaningful schooling experience. Not only is this an effective instructional method, but it is also relevant to the student’s life, and stimulates a passion for learning and hard work.
Students can develop a deep love and respect for themselves, others, and their environment when they feel safe and are sure that their voices are heard, and when teachers let students learn by falling over and are more supportive than corrective.