Students collaborate to build their understanding and contribute to the larger discussion. Photo used with permission.
As a teacher, I envision my role as that of facilitator, colleague, and mentor. In both literature and composition, I believe in the power of scaffolding, collaboration, and reflection.
I employ a workshop model that emphasizes each individual's development of skills in both composition and critical thinking. The essence of my philosophy of teaching is the conviction that students’ abilities to engage critically with discourse and communicate effectively are integral not only professionally, but personally as well. These skills are vital to enacting ethical, democratic, and responsible agency within a dynamic and multivocal society.