About Arriaga...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: E2
Phone: (480) 883-4141
Email: Arriaga

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Welcome to one of the most incredible years your child will have in their school career! I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher this year. Second grade is an exciting time as children are on a journey filled with new adventures and skills. I am thrilled to be a part of this exceptional time in your child's life. This is a year of rigorous learning, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills are accelerated. You will be amazed at how much your child will grow this year.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated with my BA in education from Ottawa University a long time ago. I have also continued to take graduate courses through GCU and Ottawa. I have been teaching on and off since 1996.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe it is important to have a classroom environment that reflects a high level of respect between the teacher and students. I believe it is important to develop and implement procedures and routines to enhance a positive learning environment. Behavior expectations need to be clearly communicated and adhered to in order to have a cohesive place to learn. As a teacher, it is my job to pay strong attention to student understanding through modeling and consistent checking for understanding. Creating a strong teacher and student relationship is one of the most important teaching strategies I use. In my classroom trust must be earned, everyone needs to show respect, be honest, display compassion, and always be positive. I always let students know that they matter to me. By using this strategy I encourage and excite my students which helps build their self-esteem and attitude about learning.

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