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Educator

My name is Mano, I am an educator and I desire to be a change agent through my teaching practices. George Barnard Shaw once said this “Those who can do, do; those who can’t, teach.” He argued that most choose teaching because they can’t do anything else well. The general frustration and criticism towards schools and the teaching profession has been relentless recently and will continue to be so in the future, at least in my opinion. Ever heard this, ‘I will learn and flourish in spite of school and not because of it’? Why so many of us feel this way about school? Even reflecting on my own personal journey, sure there were some good times here and there, but on the whole I was frustrated and could not wait to get out. And now, as an adult I love learning, as though I had a ‘deprived learning’ childhood. My desire is to provide students a different environment/experience in my classroom through my teaching/learning practices, one that would plant seeds in helping them to be a life-long learner. I want them to enjoy learning, and to create opportunities for their own personal growth. Three main ideas encompass my teaching philosophy; motivation, modeling and technology. I will discuss further about each of these in my upcoming posts.