I am a Responsive educator.
I believe every child can succeed in academics and behavior, but I do not assume that they already know how. I teach in ways that help them develop cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. I guide students to learn to self-monitor their behaviors, and to understand that their actions, words, and choices affect others as well as themselves. I use logical consequences and other responses to misbehavior to help students learn to self-regulate.
I use the resources, materials, and educational standards I have to work with to engage my students in real learning. I believe that children want to learn, and that it’s motivating when classmates and the teacher are excited about learning, too. I strive to make learning meaningful for the children I teach.
I use the power of an approach to teaching that builds positive community, results in effective management, and leads to engaging academics, so that my students can achieve their hopes and dreams.
Nice to meet you!