With a speciality in Art Education
With a focus on ceramics, drawing and painting
Major: Studio Arts / Minor: Music and Audio Production
Major: Music Industry
My teaching philosophy evolves around the idea that everyone learns in their own way. My job as an educator is to figure out how a student consumes, processes and applies information. I am then able to provide that student with techniques to help them reach their learning potential.
I believe that every student learns in a different way, with different rates depending on their learning style, and how information is being presented to that student. Everybody is able to take in information in multiple ways, but the rate that we retain that information depends on our individual tendencies as active learners.
As we identify the style that provides the highest rate of development for that student, we can tailor the delivery of information to best suite that learner. It is my belief that students have the best chance of success if they are provided information in as many ways as possible. This ensures that their development encompasses multiple styles in case some concepts are better understood with their secondary learning preferences, and therefore students are not forced to rely on understanding through a single style of learning.
Utilizing multiple learning styles provides the student with the best chance of retaining information. By engaging multiple senses we allow the brain to continually establish and strengthen neural pathways. From there we can move the student through Bloom's Taxonomy of learning domains by utilizing project based learning. This provides the proper tools and settings for student's to achieve high levels of success.
I have utilized these programs on project throughout my professional and educational career.