|Subject / Grade||5th Grade - Science & Social Studies|
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|-- Robert L. Stevenson|
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Welcome to our 5th grade class! I am very excited to be teaching at C.T.A. Freedom. I have been teaching here since the school opened and I'm very proud of all of our accomplishments.
My Education and Professional Background
I originally went to Northeast Missouri State University. Today it is called Truman State. I transferred to Arizona and then graduated from Arizona State University with a teaching degree. I am a big Sun Devil fan. I went on to get my master's degree from Northern Arizona University. I have taught preschool, kindergarten, 2nd grade, and now 5th grade.
My Educational Philosophy
Philosophy of Teaching: I believe each child should have the opportunity to expand on their natural curiosity about our wonderful world and explore different areas that are enlightening and enjoyable for them. One of my priority goals are that each child will develop positive social skills in dealing with other children and teachers. I believe children learn best by being active participants and by being able to use all of their five senses. Knowledge is not something that is given to children as though they are empty vessels to be filled. It is gained through healthy interaction with objects and people. Each child is unique and special.
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