Laura Dahl6th/7th Grade ELAMS Learning ResourcePhone: 262.537.3934Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBest Time to Contact Via Phone: 10:20-11:00 A.M.Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As I reflect upon my how my philosophy of education has evolved over the course of my career, this statement rings true. My personal experience has guided me to a philosophy that encompasses two main components: Building strong student relationships of mutual respect and high quality instruction and assessment.
I strive daily to maintain a high level of expectation and respect in my classroom. I have found that students will rise to my expectations and are more motivated to learn when they feel the teacher is invested in their future success. Positive reinforcement is a large component of creating this relationship with my students. I pride myself on knowing their interests, dislikes, and personalities. It is vital that I help students grow as young adults and support them as they discover their strengths and work towards overcoming their weaknesses.This environment provides for sharing, learning, and creativity. Students are encouraged to work hard, play hard, and think hard. Motivating students is key to success.