"The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done." ~ Jean Piaget
My Teaching Philosophy
We as educators are entrusted with the responsibility of educating our youth. A responsibility that is indeed noble and challenging. I believe that students learn best when a relationship of trust and respect is established. Positive student teacher relationships encourage students to take risks and ask questions. Without a nurturing, trusting and respectful relationship, student learning is severely impeded. When students ask questions, thats when learning happens. Teaching is about instilling student agency and a love of learning that will ensure students are prepared to achieve success in college and careers.
Based on our collaborative effort analyzing student work and teacher data we have come to the consensus that our Instructional Focus will be to continue to strengthen our understanding of how children learn to read and utilize that understanding to improve reading instruction and diagnosis, to provide more effective instruction that will enable students to read with comprehension across all content areas.