One of the most important things I value as a teacher is creating a welcoming environment where all students feel comfortable and safe to explore new ideas. I believe the foundation of successful learning lies within a peaceful atmosphere.
Education is about empowering students to fulfill their potentials. I am sensitive to the fact that every student learns differently, and it is important that all students are supported in feeling self-assured to embrace their unique learning styles.
DIALOGUE AND EQUALITY
Communication is essential in a school community as dialogue ensures that everyone benefits from shared knowledge. I believe in justice in education, and value allowing every person’s voice to be heard and respected.
GROWTH THROUGH INTEGRATION
I believe that creating art acts as the perfect catalyst for learning about new subjects. The practice of creation offers students inspired routes towards reaching new discoveries about different subjects and themes, thus making arts integration key to a successful education. My experience has shown me that expression allows students to think more deeply about non traditionally art related topics such as astronomy, physics, literacy, and technology.
LEARNING TO THINK LIKE AN ARTIST
My teaching practice lies within helping students to think like an artist to develop communication skills through the contemplation of cultural events. It is important that students learn to carefully observe the world with an open mind and heart, as it will ultimately help them to continue growing in whatever practice they choose.