Teaching Statement

I believe in a progressive approach to education. Allowing students the opportunities to question, explore and investigate their surroundings, ultimately provoking the acquisition of knowledge through their own experiences.

As a facilitator I aim to guide and nurture my students through an educational process, prompting them to make connections with their peers, their teachers and the world around them.  It is my belief that building all education upon a child’s previous knowledge allows the student to be grounded in their continuously forming identity.

I follow Howard Gardner’s view on Multiple Intelligences and always ensure that my teaching has many access points so as to engage all types of learners. I also subscribe to Kagan’s concept of Cooperative Learning, which states that students retain more information working collaboratively.