Circle is a period in the day where children experience group lessons while learning to be a part of our classroom community. This leads to appropriate participation in all group activities, which is a learned and practiced skill. Everything from social skills, to language to empathy can be gained with practice in circle time. My goal when introducing lessons is to help each child reach their full potential and to let them know that learning is exciting. Each new lesson I introduce piques your child's interest in the next level in each subject.
My goal in teaching like a true Montessori teacher is to follow the child. I hope to create an interest for lifelong learning and curiosity through the Montessori environment and the use of Montessori materials. Our day starts with circle, which is an open discussion format with the children, as well as a time to introduce new lessons to the class. I strive to instill peace in the classroom as well as within the child, with the help of grace and courtesy, which is the base of all learning in a child. I hope to be a role model in the classroom and create a generation of responsible citizens.
I believe that every child is a unique individual who learns at his/her own pace. Though different, all children are driven by the desire to learn new things and master new skills in their quest to become independent and competent beings. As a Montessori teacher I help the child to fulfill his potential as a human being in a prepared learning environment, which is safe, peaceful and empowering. My goal is to help the child to assume responsibility for his or her own education during his/her learning process.
My goal as a teacher is to rouse within every child a life-long interest in learning through interaction in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. I truly enjoy teaching and believe in the whole development of a child, fostering independence and inspiring intellectual curiosity. Social and cognitive development in my classroom goes hand in hand as the children experience respect and motivation to reflect their own character. I enjoy presenting ideas and concepts through materials and lessons that incorporate variety, creativity and fascinating appeal. When a child is motivated to work, work itself evokes perseverance, patience and the desire to learn more.
"The ancient saying, "There is nothing in the intellect which was not first in some way in the senses", and senses being explorers of the world, opens the way to knowledge."