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What do you teach at Eastern Christian School?
“Integrated Algebra and Geometry I, Integrated Algebra and Geometry II, Algebra I, No Proof Geometry, Resource Room.”
What do you love about Eastern Christian School?
“I love the generous spirit of the faculty, the friendly and accepting nature of the students, the high expectations for student behavior and attitude.”
Why do you like teaching at Eastern Christian? What motivated you to become a teacher at Eastern Christian?
“The positive work environment. Students who are fun and pleasant to teach.”
How do you teach a Christian Worldview in your classes at EC?
“Using pieces from the Bible to help as memory tricks (ex. Christ’s cross is a pair of perpendicular lines). Using small and large group work to promote Biblical attitudes and outlooks.”
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
“I have a background of being both a successful and struggling learner, so I bring both experiences to the classroom to help me teach in the best possibly way.”
What sets EC students apart from students in other schools?
“Students are friendly and are generally willing to keep pushing on through struggles.”
The Eastern Christian tagline is “Engaging. Nurturing. Transforming.” How do you accomplish this in your role at EC?
“I try to make my lessons engaging so that students will be excited about learning the material, and will be able to internalize it. I also see the role of teachers here to be a part of the spiritual upbringing of each student. For this reason, I know that I’m not only teaching my content, but am also nurturing a growing mind for Christ’s purpose. Thirdly, I make it my goal each semester to transform students’ perceptions of math. Many come in disliking math, having very negative and even fearful feelings towards it. I try to make it a less scary subject for them.”
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
“I want my students to have positive perceptions about math and be able to use it in their daily lives. Moreover, I also want students to be able to know the love of Christ through me. I am just an instrument to be used by Him.”