I BELIEVE THAT THROUGH EDUCATION, WE CAN CREATE A BETTER WORLD
I believe that through education, we can create a better world.
My mission is to encourage my students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners, committed to enduring fundamental principles with a drive for innovation and improvement.
I can achieve my mission by empowering my students to become self-regulated learners who know how to ask good questions, set effective goals, pursue their aspirations and have the determination to achieve them. These skills also help to support students’ sense of agency, encouraging them to see their learning as an active and dynamic process.
I believe educational outcomes are profoundly shaped by the teacher-student relationship, and that I believe that my success as a teacher depends on that connection and building a foundation of trust with each of my students. By tapping into individual interests, talents and passions, students blossom both individually and as a community.
• STUDENT DRIVEN
A strong emphasis is placed on students finding their own information and constructing their own understandings.
• FOCUSED ON CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING
Concepts are explored in order to both deepen disciplinary understanding and to help students make connections and transfer learning to new contexts.
• DEVELOPED IN LOCAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Teaching uses real-life contexts and examples, and students are encouraged to process new information by connecting it to their own experiences and to the world around them.
• FOCUSED ON TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION
This includes promoting teamwork and collaboration between students, but also refers to the collaborative relationship between teachers and students.
• INCLUSIVE, DIFFERENTIATED, PERSONALIZED
Teaching is inclusive and values diversity. It affirms students’ identities, and aims to create learning opportunities that enable every student to develop and pursue appropriate personal goals.
Assessment plays a crucial role in supporting, as well as measuring, learning. This approach also recognizes the crucial role of providing students with effective feedback.
Learning in a rapidly changing landscape requires high levels of information fluency, media literacy, and technology integration, all of which should be structured around computational thinking and digital citizenship, beginning in lower elementary.
A way of thinking, being, and acting that is characterized by an openness to the world and and a recognition of our interconnectedness, common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. I believe intercultural understanding and respect is an essential part of life in the 21st century.