Teaching Philosophy

I believe that educators must prepare learners for the world in which they live. Our current society wants workers that can communicate, manage time, project manage, work independently, are flexible, and think critically. We must ask ourselves how we are instilling these values into the learners of today.

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” ~ Albert Einstein

Teacher working with a student

As a Teacher


The primary objective of teaching is to impart knowledge and wisdom. I accomplish this by active engagement in the learning process that allows each student to develop deeper understandings of concepts and ideally of themselves as learners.

As a Teacher


It is most productive to a student’s learning when they are provided with an explanation as to what is accurate and inaccurate about their work. By giving feedback to students, using the feed-forward model the student becomes aware of what they need to achieve to reach the desired goals. This process removes the positive or negative feedback with future-oriented solutions.

As a Teacher


By fostering a growth mindset, students are taught to embrace challenges with open arms, and failure is viewed as a learning experience. This teaching philosophy allows individuals to realize that their ability and talents can improve over time with hard work and effort.

As a Teacher


To enrich my students’ lives by following the Choice, Ownership, Voice, and Authentic Learning (C.O.V.A.) approach that fosters education by choice, ownership, and a voice that provides authentic learning.

Three students smiling around a computer