Teaching Philosophy

Motivated to “learn continuously, live generatively” I embrace education because it empowers me to shape the lives of others while giving my life greater meaning. Embracing Søren Kierkegaard’s idea that “to be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner,” I join with my students on a journey of generative learning. Sensitive to the unique experiences, challenges, and learning styles of adult learners, I assign projects relevant to their personal and professional perspectives. Believing education should create community, not competition, I combine learning with laughter to create a collaborative classroom. Acting as a guide on the side and not a sage on the stage, I invite engagement and encourage my students to own their education.