I seek for each student the purity of the moment when the intellect, heart, body, and spirit are all in alignment.
My Mission as an Educator
My mission, as an educator, is to assist students in developing the passion and skills for becoming lifelong, 21st century learners.
My Guiding Principles/Values
• Students First
Provide students with the highest quality learning experiences.
• Diversity Focus
Focus on valuing differences in gender, ethnicity, culture, personality, sexual orientation, and personal challenges.
• Learn by Immersion
Design experiential, interdisciplinary and holistic learning experiences.
• Ethics and Integrity
Encourage honesty and integrity in all life endeavors.
• Relevant Learning
Provide learning experiences that are relevant, practical, and motivating.
• Learning is Fun
Facilitate fun, challenging, and exciting learning experiences.
• Differentiate Instruction
Design learning experiences that are respectful of and honor the students’ unique abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles.
• Individual Growth and Development
Create an environment in which students are encouraged and empowered to grow and develop.
• Address All Learning Styles
Use a variety of innovative teaching methods. Provide a variety of educational experiences including group discussion, case studies, personal assessments, experiential exercises, collaborative learning experiences, and field studies.
• A Service-Orientation
Expose and teach students about community service with its associated values and rewards.
• A Collaborative Partnership
View the student-teacher relationship as a partnership. Resources and tools are provided to the students so they can direct their own learning experiences.
• Facilitate Innovation and Change
Set standards that encourage continuous improvement and the production of ideas that result in improved solutions.
• High Academic Standards
Set high academic standards with the expectation that all students will meet those standards.
• Written and Verbal Communication Skill Development
Provide creative learning experiences that enhance written and verbal skills - skills that will assist students in communicating as professionals.
Social Contructivism: My Evolving Educational Philosophy
Wikispace - Visit and add to it if you'd like
Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.