|Subject / Grade||3rd - 5th Grade Math|
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Welcome to Mr. Morris’s Class! I am very excited and eager about getting to teach your students this year! I am looking forward to this being a successful and knowledge filled school year as we dive into this new start!
My Education and Professional Background
I started my educational career at South Mountain Community College where I earned my Associate’s degree. From there I transferred over to Arizona State University (Go Devils!) where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Once I received my teaching certificate I started teaching for Mesa Public Schools. I worked there for three years and then made a move to Chandler Unified Schools. I have been teaching 5th grade at CTA Independence for the last 6 years. I am currently seeking my Master’s degree in administration at Grand Canyon University. I am very excited to be a part of this amazing school.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a safe, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my hope as an educator to help students achieve their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are beneficial to creating such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning by form a hypothesis and testing it, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people. In short promoting good citizenship.
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