Techteach.us Technology Teaching us to be Professional Scholars
Where to find me
Office Hours: Every Day Room 237 Period 1st
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that an enthusiastic teacher can transform difficult theories into practical skills, and show students that they can master hard to understand concepts. I want to be that kind of teacher. Effective teaching requires a high level of student involvement in the subject area. It is my challenge to keep students actively involved. As an educator I must recognize the value of what students know when they arrive in class, as well as how to tap into that knowledge and build on it. I consider teaching as a process of encouraging students to make connections between their experiences and the course material. As a teacher I should guide students through their subject and facilitate their learning. Students that finish my course should take new skills with them into the job market. Technology is an important part of the learning process in my classroom, because it allows students to become more involved in the processes of learning rather than merely focused on the product. I consider that teaching is a field of investigation and that all teachers should be experts in their respective fields. I believe that it is my responsibility to stay up-to-date in computer engineering and networking, engaging in research and participating in events that can improve my understanding of the subject. I must be able to make good decisions about what to teach and how to plan a lesson. I should know what to teach as well as what is the best way to do it. Professor Edward Brumgnach, my mentor, used to say, “the role of a teacher is to be a facilitator; teachers should enable students to become responsible for their own learning.” I do recognize that students learn in different ways, and I am committed to include all students in the learning process, irrespective of their cultural background, age, gender or ability.