My Teaching Philosophy

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My ultimate goal is that students become independent life long learners. It is my responsibility to set up an environment that encourages thinking, responsibility, cooperation and creativity. In this environment children feel comfortable to express their own ideas and opinions. This environment requires daily interaction and discussion of issues where the children are the center and I am a participant and a mediator. This environment teaches the children that their ideas are worthy of discussion and will be taken into consideration. When children feel free to take risks they are not inhibited by the threat of failure and are confident in their abilities as a learner. I want children to be able to think for themselves, explore their own ideas and respect others. Therefore, I serve as the facilitator in learning while the children act upon the learning environment.

Evon McCurley

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