It is essential to create a welcoming environment where students can nurture their excitement for learning. Students are encouraged to ask questions and take risks. They are provided with opportunities for leadership, responsibility, and decision making. Students develop a strong knowledge base in order to become thinkers as well as doers. They can work in groups, approach difficult problems, and create different solutions. Students should leave the classroom with a can do attitude, and they have become active participants in their own educational processes. These are life skills that will help them become productive and successful members of our society.
Tell me, I forget
Show me, I remember
Involve me, I understand
-Ancient Chinese Proverb
1999 M. ED in Elementary Education
University of Minnesota
1996 Bachelor of Science in Foundations of Education