Writer – Teacher – Artist

My Teaching Philosophy

Education, in order to be truly effective, needs to be centered on the whole child. Educators should often pause and ask themselves: who are we teaching, and what do they need? Learning should be question-driven, incite critical thinking, and allow room for failure as students delight in the ongoing experimentation required to explore new, meaningful ideas. Learning, also, is a dynamic, fluid experience—never a static one. If students do not understand something today, they should be able to try again tomorrow. Further, education should be focused on the issues central to a student’s worldview and personal contexts. Intersectional identities, societal realities, and oppression are the topics an educator of merit brings into their classroom for their students to critically question, explore, and attempt to address.