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    Teaching Philosophy

         In my room you can expect that each child is a unique individual who will receive a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, academically, and socially.  It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites sharing of ideas.  As a teacher I hope to act as a guide allowing each student's own interests and curiosities to lead them on their learning journey.  For me, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth.  One of my hopes is to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them. I look forward to developing respect, compassion, and understanding for each other, our environment, community, and the world around us.