I have been an educator/teacher for more than 30 years. My Master's Thesis was on learning styles and multiple intelligences, and I try to approach the class material in a variety of ways. I encourage students to come to me when they have questions - that's what I'm here for! I can help during lunch, recess, morning arrival, dismissal, and Math Lab. In middle school I try to show students that they have to take responsibility for their own learning, and that they should start to be more independent learners. Writing down their assignments, accurately completing the assignments at home, and then bringing their assignments back and turning them in ON THEIR OWN is a big step! I also want them to be responsible and respectful members on our class. I expect them to treat each other with respect, and I will guide them every day to do just that.
I have two sons that were Gloria Dei students back when the school stopped at fifth grade!