When I am asked about my personal teaching philosophy, I’d like to tell them that there are two essential elements that are valuable to learning: (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. I believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning. The curricula and classes should be student-centered. Passive approaches where students are only listening and taking notes during teacher-centered lessons are not as conducive to learning as lessons in which students are learning through activity. I see myself as a facilitator and a guide who provides materials for the learners, sets up the discussions, and directs them on path leading to be self-reliant and a life-long learner.
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