Thursday, September 5, 2013

I Believe...

I wrote my "syllabus" a few days ago and suddenly my core educational beliefs appeared in the middle. I wasn't planning on posting them, and didn't think through the language or verbiage. The words wrote themselves and when I read it to my students, I was stoked to have the succinct list. The words may change on any given day, but the overarching framework remains.

 If you had three beliefs, what would they be?



-I believe students learn by constructing knowledge, ideas, passion and physical creations.

-I believe students work best when they are motivated by intrinsic rewards rather than external punishment and reward.

-I believe I have an awesome job and enjoy learning with my students.

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