Foster a love for learning. Engage students in a variety of purposeful and interactive activities. Provoke deeper levels of thinking and analytical skills. Improve writing skills that will translate into real world scenarios. Provide opportunities for dialogue and to practice communication skills (speaking and listening). Create a warm, respectful, and structured environment.
Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much. - Francis Bacon Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain. - Aristotle Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. - Benjamin Franklin
Sound of children laughing Waves crashing on an empty beach Traffic Turn to a partner and share two things you love and one thing you dislike. Next, your partner will share with the class one of the items you chose.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, until they take firm root in our personal experience. - Johann Wolfgang van Goethe "I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time." - Lord Nelson "If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would have thus been kept active through use. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature." - Charles Robert Darwin "Life is a long lesson in humility." - James M. Barrie