Teaching Philosophy


I believe that students learn best through active interplay with others and our learning increases when we are engaged in activities that have meaning for us. I strive to build strong relationships, plan lessons that arouse curiosity and push students to a higher level of thinking. The students are encouraged to learn by utilizing technology and engaging in cooperative learning. This develops social virtues and provides them with the tools needed to become flexible problem solvers in preparation for their adult lives.

*Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration 

*Project-Based Learning

*Hands-On Learning

*Technology Integration

  • Google Docs
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • SMART Board
  • Apple Apps
  • Voice Recording

*21st Century Skills


*Student-Directed Inquiry

*Flipped Classroom

*English Language Learner (ELL) Strategies

*Curriculum Development

*Standards-Based Grading

*TRIBES Classroom Management 


21st Century Rubric for Teachers:

21st Century Rubric for Teachers

(By Shawntel Allen – See My Inspiration for more information on her workshop and blog)


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