Bio/Philosophy of Education
As a University of Memphis graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Analysis, my goal as a teacher is learner acquisition of math skills ranging from simple knowledge and comprehension competencies, to proof construct and evaluation level learning. Vital to this is learner motivation and real life application.
To accomplish this, learning strategies providing motivation for all learner types will be utilized including group projects that facilitate peer tutoring, modeling exercises that promote tactile learning, demonstrations that require learners to visualize solutions, and tasks that enable students construct concepts and discover relationships. A class notebook/journal can be used to strengthen concept retention.
Teaching effectiveness is primarily reliant on learner achievement- measured initially by homework evaluation, quizzes and tests. Ultimately, however, mandated EOC’s, CRA’s and PAARC assessments provide TVASS the data it needs to draw its conclusions. These mandated tests are of great concern to myself and the data indicates that I have been successful for several years regarding my effectiveness.
This cycle of goal setting and eventual success when realized improve the quality and vitality of the living experience.