My Philosophy

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Great teachers open doors and let their students pick which one to walk through, and they use those moments to teach and learn, and they strive to avoid complacency by adapting to the needs of their students and the content. Being a great teacher is a never-ending process that requires constant attention. A great teacher has knowledge that can be shared, a voice capable of expressing that knowledge, an imagination for teaching in new ways, the patience to speak with a student, and the courage to admit we do not know the answer. Teaching means challenging students to think in new ways and grow as individuals. As a teacher, I embrace these dialectics with the hopes of creating a learning environment that is accessible and challenging by focusing on motivation, critical thinking, trust, openness, and investment. Continuing to grow in these areas will forever propel me in the process of becoming a great teacher.