Who am I as an educator?
I am an enthusiastic early childhood educator with a strong play-based philosophy. I am committed to creating inspiring learning environments and facilitating child-driven, hands-on, inquiry-based learning. I understand that a seemingly introverted child, can have the most expressive ideas. That a seemingly extroverted and confident child, can be the most self-critical or empathetic. That a seemingly agreeable child, can have the most questions. That a seemingly conscientious and careful child, may also want to take risks, but not know how. I am always striving to know and to hear each and every student and to create a safe space in which they can thrive.
Student Led Inquiry/Projects
Creating projects based on current student interest. No projects or school year look the same
Presenting our findings in small or large groups helps us reflect and ask questions
Observing and commenting on students’ wonderings in order to extend their learning. Sharing and collaborating with families
I am passionate about helping every child see themselves as an artist and designer, and about helping ignite a spark for a life long relationship with Art and Science.
Who am I as a Learner?
We Made ThisHere I am in other places
Alex Gutierrez & Lydia Mangle, © 2020