My Education Philosophy (otherwise known as 'Life and How to Live It')

*Five Ideals*

INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE:

Not by busy work but through a mental, emotional, and spiritual endeavor to foster improvement in our quality of thinking and ability (skills) to express oneself, help us understand our mind, body, and spirit, and discover that we are vital members of this world.

 

THIS MENTAL CHALLENGE STRETCHING THE LIMITS OF YOUR POTENTIAL CAN BE FUN AND REWARDING:

Maybe not in the rah-rah type of fun, but exhilarating all the same when goals are achieved through original, inventive and creative work.

 

SCHOOL IS NOT JUST MATH, READING, WRITING, SCIENCE, HISTORY, ETC., BUT IS AN INTEGRATED MICROCOSM OF LIFE

Using all that humanity has to offer (the 'Arts' and STEM) to enhance communication between oneself and others to reach common goals and develop tolerance for ambiguity. Whatever it takes to improve thinking, skills and attitudes, we will do.

 

OUR CLASS SPEAKS TO THE REAL WORLD:

We do what "real" people do. It's more about learning than schooling.

 

PROVIDE A SAFE, CARING, NURTURING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU TO TAKE RISKS, TO EVALUATE YOUR BEING, TO FIND YOURSELF:

You are a contributor just as I am, you have a stake in what happens here. We are a community of inspired life-long learners.
 

Basically, in room 34, is where students create

- Der, Jason Finn, teacher, Haverford Middle School
 

 
 
 
 

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