Teaching Philosophy

            Being an artist as well as an educator, I advocate for a learning environment that encourages exploration and voice. Students learn best when they are working on inquiry-based and hands-on projects. As per my understanding, active students in exploring and interpreting their surroundings by gathering information, asking questions, and drawing connections regarding the information they acquire, learn best. 

Moreover, I am also of the perception that a student's voice in my classroom is supreme. This is because the student projects are centered on educational objectives. Thus, to enhance the productivity of their project, I would encourage the student to focus on changing with the technology. This should involve applying technological activities such as digital media tools to express their ideas in images, video, or sounds. Such practices enhance their creativity in their daily thinking.

According to one of Samuel Beckett's writing, "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better" (Beckett, 1983). I have come to understand that the best way to impact growth through challenging art to my student is by encouraging them to stand firm and courageous in taking the risk and fail as well. Through failure, students can realize their weaknesses and learn the way to avoid them in case they occur in the future. In addition, by encouraging student risk and failure, the motive helps the learners develop more advanced dialogue regarding their practice with their fellow students.