Teaching Philosophy

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -Nelson Mandela

I believe every child deserves the opportunity to be enriched with as many skills and tools possible. Our problems and successes in society can be directly linked to the adequate and inadequate education for children in this country. I worked at a school in South San Francisco that didn’t have the funds for an art or P.E. teacher. Less than five miles away I taught at a free summer school program that is designed to enrich the lives of inner city children. These are just two of the varying degrees of educating children and examples that have inspired my passion to become part of the system moving towards improving education for all children.

Specifically, I am an elementary school teacher who believes in differentiating instruction http://www.differentiatedinstruction.net/, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences http://howardgardner.com/multiple-intelligences/ and constructivist philosophy of education http://www.learning-theories.com/constructivism.html. I know that students come from a variety of worlds and backgrounds able to connect with an abundance of previous knowledge. I know students process information in a multitude of ways. I know that students need education tailored to their needs at the correct times. I strive to become that teacher, the one that gives back, the one that makes each student feel noticed and encouraged.