My basic educational philosophy is that students behave in accordance with the expectations put on them. High achievement is born out of high expectation. We sell our children short by not expecting them to do their best. This does not mean that we should instill a slavish, neurotic drive toward perfectionism in our children. Failure happens and in life we often fail to reach our goals; yet, it is only truly a "failure" if we did not try our best. I guess it boils down to: Shoot for the moon because even if you fail, you're still among the stars.
Some of my credentials are as follows: I am a certified secondary education teacher qualified to teach Social Studies in the State of New Jersey. I am a published author and have won awards for fiction and poetry. I teach History, Comparative Religions, Philosophy, Political Science, U.S. Government, and World Literature at Salem Community College. I have also taught English Composition. I worked for a private company that taught reading and study skills to students ranging from pre-school to adult. And yes, I am an ordained minister, but I know how to keep that separate from academic studies.
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