<p style="text-align: left;">I am a level 1 certified teacher (Louisiana) in PK-3rd, with an M.A.T. in Early Childhood education. I have 5 years of experience in various academic environments. </p><p style="text-align: center; ">TEACHING PHILOSOPHY</p><p>To preface this, I’d like to recognize a perspective I think almost all adults had when they were young learners. I viewed the teacher as the source of knowledge, the one in charge, and the most important person in the room. My experiences as a teacher has modified that completely: children are central to their learning. They are the most important ones in the room. Teachers are aides. Our role is to assist young learners’ acquisition of the knowledge and skills needed for future successes. We encourage students to have a positive personal and public outlook. Cognizant of the areas of development (cognitive, social-emotional, physical, etc.) and distinct learning styles, I want to encourage a passion for learning, self-empowerment, and value in our diverse global community. How do we do all of this? 1. Design an environment and atmosphere that promotes whole class and individual learning. 2. Inform our instruction through on-going assessments. 3. Value the experiences and knowledge of our colleagues, as well as collaborate and learn from each other. 4. Cultivate positive partnerships with our class and school families, including parents/guardians. 5. Model positive interactions and compassion. 6. Mostly significant, recognize every child’s capacity to learn.
</p><p>The core of my philosophy: every child is worthy of and entitled to quality education and meaningful learning experiences. I regard children as individuals with distinct learning styles, challenges, skills, and interests. They enter each school year with unique experiences that, when harnessed, enriches their development and academic progress; in addition, elevates the experiences of their class and school community. Collectively, children are natural learners that have as much power (as their teachers) to enhance the scholastic environment and atmosphere, as well as individual and class experiences. To circle back and summarize everything written above: schools and teachers lay the foundation by which a young learner becomes aware of their power; however, ultimately students build (brick-by-brick) the successful, whole person they will be in the future. <br></p>