• Welcome to Mr. Curran's Neighborhood!
  • Biography
     
    I have been teaching for 15 years and I love it. One of the best things that I bring to the classroom is a love and enthusiasm for teaching and students. In my spare time I enjoy reading fantasy and science fiction novels, practicing yoga, meditating and spending time with my family.  
     
    In 2006 I had the opportunity to volunteer teach in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This experience overall
    caused me to realize the value of family, and afterwards I decided to move back to Arizona permanently. 
     
    In 2012 my wife and I were married and in 2015 my daughter was born, who has been a constant source of joy in our lives.
  • Classroom Rule: 

    Feel free to do anything that does not cause a problem for you or anyone else in the world. 

    Teacher Philosophy:
    1. Cooperation is a life long skill.
    2. Motivation and perseverance are critical attributes to be successful.
    3. Personal growth comes from challenging your thinking.
    4. Life is NOT fair, but you choose how to respond.
    Love and Logic: Discipline Methodology
    1. Enhancement of Self-Concept
    2. Shared Control
    3. Consequences with Empathy
    4. Shared Thinking