Educational Philosophy

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

quote by: John Lubbock

     As a high school Reading teacher I am dedicated to the pursuit of life long learning. Teaching is as much a passion for me as it is a profession.  I truly look to each day knowing I will gain something valuable from my students.  I have the opportunity to share the gift of language, literature, a love of reading, and a desire to promote positive change and development in the young scholars I am graced to work with. 

     When asked recently what I believed the most important skill any student can acquire to become successful in this life is; I was really stopped dead in my tracks.  After some thought and deliberation I responded with the following.

     "The most important skill a student should acquire to become successful is critical thinking.  The ability to be thoughtful, reflective, analytical, and decisive are learned and developed through practice.  This practice leads to building strength, confidence, and refinement in acedemic pursuits which then permeate every dimension of life.  Critical thinking skills can improve a students practice of good judgement.  And good judgement can certainly improve future opportunities that lead to ongoing success."




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