Educational Philosophy

My Philosophy of Education

I believe that as an educator I have a great responsibility to create the conditions necessary for children to learn about themselves and the world around them.

I believe that my job as an educator is to empower children to take an active role in their learning and growth.

I believe that true transformation is only possible when educators and learners have developed positive relationships where students feel safe to take risks and express themselves.

I believe that children bring to the classroom a wealth of prior knowledge and experiences that can enrich learning for all.

I believe that in order for students to be motivated to learn, they need to have autonomy and be given choices about what and how they learn.

I believe that as an educator my job is to facilitate the learning processes, not transmit knowledge.

I believe in the worth of all children.

I believe that caring and compassion go a long way in the eyes of a child and that for some children, school may be the only place where their worth is validated.

I believe that all children are capable of learning.

I believe that when given the right tools (restorative justice) children are able to solve many of their own disputes.

I believe that children are capable of learning about and addressing injustices in their communities and the world at large.

I believe children are able to facilitate social change.

I believe children have the right to be active participants in the world around them, a world that they will one day be the stewards of.

I believe that children, through their creativity and capacity for love, are capable of teaching much to adults.

I believe that teaching through inquiry empowers children to direct their own learning.

I believe that there is a reason for every behavior.

I believe that children learn in different ways and that it is my job to ensure instruction is tailored to the strengths of each child.

I believe children are highly capable learners.

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