My Teaching Philosophy:
My goal is to give life to learning and to create a learning environment that fosters discovery learning and sparks their curiosity. My responsibility is to teach - the student's responsibility is to learn. My students have a right to learn and no one has a right to interfere with the learning environment. My goal is to give life to learning and discipline students - not control them.
I want to teach my students to learn and give each student these three life-skills:
1. I can like myself.
2. I can think for myself.
3. There is no problem so great that I can't solve it.
I believe the best discipline is self-discipline, which comes from a genuine concern for the needs and rights of others. Everyone is responsible for behaving in a way that does not prevent teachers from teaching and students from learning. Individual responsibilities go hand-in-hand with individual rights.
I have a passion for for teaching. I love teaching! Teaching is not a job; it is a calling. I have the joy of teaching some of the best students in the state. I love teaching math and reading. My Suzy Smart doll and I taught my other dolls and my brothers' GI Joe and action figures in the classroom of my bedroom. I look forward to many more years of teaching and touching the future.
Twenty plus years of teaching and learning has taught me many strategies and I understand that I still have much to learn. I realize that I don't have all the answers because all the questions have not even been asked. I am eager and willing to seek answers to the questions and provide the rich learning environment to foster such endeavors. I look forward to teaching and learning with our students this year.
Changing the future - one student at a time,
Dr. Susan Grubbs
Topaz Team - 7th Grade