What good is learning if it cannot be applied? My teaching philosophy is to enable students to use learned skills from the classroom, in the real world. With my experience as both an elementary and collegiate educator, I've learned that although students may gain new knowledge in school, they aren't necessarily retaining information or see it as valuable on a day-to-day basis. My goal in the classroom is to not only make learning fun, accessible and interesting but to also make it real, rational and easily applicable to life. Each student should walk away with confidence in their craft, a new skill that benefits their life and feeling fulfilled with their education and its my job to ensure that!