My Teaching Philosophy
What a teacher believes in as an educator is extremely important; it drives all the decisions we make about instruction and students. I feel it is important to share that with you.
I believe in a lot of things as an educator but my central theme is to believe in children. I see them as a person first and foremost. I believe that children learn best through real world, hands-on learning. I believe that everyday should bring challenges and successes. It is important for students to experience some failures as well. People learn from mistakes and failures far more than successes. I want to create a safe space where your child can fail and also feel pride at their success. I believe school should be a fun place that kids can’t wait to come back again and again because they have a deep love for learning. I want to be a teacher that helps them discover the wonders of stories, the enjoyment of writing a story, and the awe of figuring out how something works in science class.
I want your child to love school! I want them to know that when they come to school there is someone who cares about them waiting in the classroom. One of the most important aspects of teaching is building a relationship with students. I feel this is a true strength of mine. I take time to get to know each child, not just as a reader, writer and mathematician but also as a 6 year old. What sports do they like? What is their favorite color? What is their family like? What activities are they in?
I believe it is extremely important to get to know the family and build a positive working relationship with every family in my classroom.
I want your child to learn and have fun in the process. I know that every child in my class is someone’s entire world and I feel honored that I get to be a part of their journey. Thank you for all you do and I look forward to working with you this year.