Teaching Philosophy

The cornerstone of my educational philosophy and practice is the recognition of the fact that I believe students learn through discovery and doing.

My classes involve Inquiry-based and Project-based learning. A strong emphasis is placed on "21st Century Skills":

Learning to Code, which falls under the category of "Do / Construct" promotes the deepest level of learning according to Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning.

A recent global survey of Chiefs Executives, Educators and students conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (The Skills Agenda: Preparing students for the future 2015) asked contributors to try to identify what skills might be required to learn and earn as we enter the third decade of the 21st century.

The Design Cycle

The Design Cycle is a problem solving methodology that is used extensively in my curriculum.

The Design Cycle is used to structure:

Source: www.ibo.org

My Goal

My goal is to support and lead students to develop skills that will enable success and fulfillment in life.


If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.
     - John Dewey, American Psychologist and Educational Reformer

The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
     - Jean Piaget, Swiss Developmental Psychologist and Philosopher

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
     - William Arthur Ward, American Journalist and Author

I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
     - Albert Einstein

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
     - Mark Van Doren