|Subject / Grade||5th Grade|
|"Education is the Most Powerful Weapon for Changing the World."|
|-- Nelson Mandela|
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Welcome to 5th Grade! I am so glad you are here! Get ready to make your mark!
My Education and Professional Background
BA Education from Arizona State University MA Education: Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as a educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people.
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