“Ask questions, get messy, make mistakes”
– Ms. Frizzle, The Magic Schoolbus.
My purpose is to empower students such that they can effectively achieve their own personal goals.
Each student brings with them special talents, creativity, capacity and desire which contribute to a collective learning and developmental process inside and outside the classroom. I seek to challenge and stimulate student growth by teaching that true freedom only comes through acceptance of personal responsibility.
Since time is our most precious resource it is directed towards challenging and dynamic learning processes whereby students research and present subject content and are guided by targeted questioning and Socratic discussions.
Students are encouraged to set their own standards and values since rote conformity to a code is meaningless. I believe that students who value themselves and their unique powers will more likely also value learning and the academic process.
Questions are encouraged and mistakes are seen as an essential part of the learning process, not as failure.
“Make it a great day, it’s the the only one you’ve got!”
– Bill Ipema, Sun Financial.