Master of Arts in Teaching
Philosophy of Education
- Why should we educate students? This issue is paramount. As Socrates aptly noted, “The unexamined life is not worth living” (Plato, 360 B.C.). I believe that the purpose of education is to energize each individual to live up to their highest potential within society both now and when they become adults.
- Direct instruction and constructivism are not mutually exclusive. They are approaches that can work hand-in-hand in the classroom.
- It is vitally important that students learn both facts and skills.
- Effective teaching is a product of a reflective teacher. Teachers who deeply consider why they teach, how they teach, what they teach, and whom they teach will leverage their chances to affect change in their students.
- George Fox University, B.A. Business Management & Organizational Leadership, 2009 (Graduated cum laude)
- Franklin School, Corvallis, OR, 3rd Grade, Math, Language Arts, Science, & History
- Franklin School, Corvallis, OR, 7th Grade, Language Arts (Poetry Unit)
Student Teaching Supervisor
- Jeanne Czernowski, Franklin School, Corvallis, OR
- Elaine Rector, University Supervisor, Willamette University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carol Andresen (7th Grade Language Arts Practicum), Franklin School, Corvallis, OR
- Becky Mitchell (SpED-Middle School LRC Practicum), Franklin School, Corvallis, OR