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    Ms. Loos
    Ms. Loos  

    Philosophy of Teaching

    I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically,and socially. I strongly emphasize student-centered philosophies, focused on preparing our students for an ever changing future ahead of them. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.

    The teacher's role is to guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information, the students' search for knowledge is then met as they learn to find answers to their questions. Student centered learning shifts the focus of activities from the teacher to the learner. This enables our students to gain 21st century learning skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, social responsibility, technology, communication, and collaboration. Technology is a necessary component of the 21st century classroom; I look forward to finding new and practical ways to use technology with my teaching. Given the opportunity for input, my students will generate ideas and set goals that make for much richer activities than I could have created or imagined myself.