Succeeding Through Adversity
My Teaching Philosophy
In the several years of teaching students I have come to believe that there are so many different types of learners; there is no un-teachable child. It is my responsibility to figure out which teaching method is the most useful for each student and help them learn in their own way. It is then the responsibility of each student to learn what is being taught. I make this possible by providing my students with an environment conducive to learning, knowledge that will help them succeed in attaining their goals, critiques, opportunities, and resources that will help them learn. I will also provide the motivation to become lifelong learners, provoke their critical thinking and problem solving abilities for successful application of their knowledge in both their careers and lives.
My main purpose is to show my students that they can learn. I teach them the connection between what they learn in academics to real life. I want my students to walk out my classroom understanding that what they learn in school can be used in their working careers.
Specifically my classes teach my student how to look at things with new eyes. I teach the students responsible behavior by requiring deadlines on their projects and personal portfolios. My students learn work ethics and the importance of maintaining a solid work reputation by keeping up their own work plan and giving them the responsibility for the equipment used in class. My students learn leadership skills and the importance of team work during working group sessions. Through rigorous lessonplans my students develop a solid common sense that can be used not only in the work force but in college and life in general.
I want my student to leave my class with the ability to see a world past their immediate surroundings and see a world boundless in success. It is my privilege and pleasure to teach my students the value of education and the value of their inner selves with a wonderful hands-on experience like fashion design and/or photography.