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Grade 4/5 - Ms. Dufrene - Room 204
My Teaching Philosophy
            As a teacher I love learning and teaching. My objective is to implant that love for learning in my students so that they can develop academically and socially into productive members of their society. I believe all students have an opportunity to be successful, and I encourage each of them to reach beyond past expectations and strive for their own level of excellence.
            My philosophy of teaching is based on a belief that learning needs to be student centered and that students need to be equal partners in the learning process. My role involves using my expertise to put the necessary resources in the hands of the students or more likely to be sure that my students are well equipped to find and evaluate the resources they need to answer their questions.My teaching practices should empower students to take ownership of their education and help them realize that they are responsible for their learning outcomes. When students take this step, they can make striking progress and achieve academic success.
            To me effective lesson planning is important to the success of any instructional program. As Martin Luther King stated it’ “Failure to plan is planning to Fail.” I plan every lesson strategically to ensure that all the students are engaged in well meaningful activities that will help them progress academically and achieve success.  Effective teaching is comprised of two necessary and related elements, knowledge of the content and ability to communicate it. My teaching objectives involve utilization of both these elements to facilitate learning skills ranging from intellectual abilities, and cognition to psychomotor learning and affective learning. I create a safe and positive learning environment where students feel safe and comfortable to take risks.
 
            I have been teaching for more than twenty years. I absolutely enjoy teaching. I am a bilingual teacher. I am fluent in French, English, and Haitian Creole. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. One of my greatest joy as a teacher is catching up with my ex-students or running into one of them within my local community. It makes me ecstatic to see how they have grown and to hear what career or life decisions they decided upon.
 
 

 

 

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